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Series: Natural History Museum Earth Science Publications

By: Susanna Van Rose and Ian F Mercer

64 pages, Col photos, illus, maps

London Natural History Museum

Paperback | Jun 1999 | Edition: 2 | #98738 | ISBN: 0565091387
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NHBS Price: £7.95 $10/€9 approx

About this book

Features breathtaking colour photographs and new sections on the Pinatubo - this centuries largest eruption. Also discusses new developments in volcanology.


A volcano is...where magma erupts; lava flows - runny lava, pasty lava; volcanic gas; volcanic explosions; explosive eruptions; pyroclastic-flows; explosions; dust and climate; lava and water; mud-flows; steam-assisted eruptions; a volcano is...a mountain?; a volcano is...a hole in the ground; volcanoes around the world; plate tectonics; magma and volcanoes; volcanoes and plates; birth of the Atlantic Ocean; an old hot-spot trail; below the volcano; Edinburgh volcano; hot springs and geysers; active - extinct - dormant?; hot metal, minerals and water; useful hot water; useful rocks; volcano hazard; volcano watching; coping with an eruption; Taupo AD 186; Santorini c. 1645 BC; Vesuvius AD 79; Skafta Fires 1783; Krakatau 1883; Valley of 10,000 smokes 1912; Mont Pelee 1902; Mount St Helens 1980; Pinatubo; Montserrat; the future.

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