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Volcanoes of North America: The United States and Canada

By: Charles A Wood (Editor), Jürgen Kienle (Editor)

368 pages, 3 tabs

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Feb 1993 | #23144 | ISBN: 052143811X
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Hardback | Oct 1990 | #13230 | ISBN: 0521364698
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Volcanoes of North America capitalises on the vast body of volcano literature now available to present, in a single source, detailed information about volcanoes found in North America. It contains brief accounts, written by leading experts in volcanology, of over 250 volcanoes and volcanic fields formed during the last 5 million years. The volcanoes of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are described. The precise location of each volcano is given, and the volcano is classified by type. Information about composition and eruptive history is also included. Each narrative description is accompanied by a photograph, a map of each location, and an extremely helpful statement on how to reach each volcano. The entries are mostly written at a level understandable by lay readers, but technical terms are also used and a background in geology is advantageous. Volcanoes of North America will be a standard reference work for practising volcanologists, petrologists, and geochemists, and to some extent, geographers. In addition, the maps and the 'How to get there' sections make this a highly valuable book for anyone interested in natural history or fascinated by volcanoes.


List of contributors
Introduction Charles A. Wood

Part I. Alaska:
1. Volcano tectonics of Alaska J. Kienle and C. J. Nye
2. Volcanoes of Alaska

Part II. Canada:
3. Volcano tectonics of Canada J. G. Souther
4. Canadian Cordillera: volcano vent map and table C. J. Hickson
5. Volcanoes of Canada

Part III. Western United States:
6. Volcano tectonics of the Western United States Charles A. Wood and Scott Baldridge
7. Volcanoes of Washington
8. Volcanoes of Oregon
9. Volcanoes of California
10. Volcanoes of Idaho
11. Volcanoes of Nevada
12. Volcanoes of Wyoming
13. Volcanoes of Colorado
14. Volcanoes of Utah
15. Volcanoes of Arizona
16. Volcanoes of New Mexico
17. Volcano tectonics of the Hawaiian Islands Charles A. Wood
18. Volcanoes of Hawaii

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