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By: Robert Decker and Barbara Decker

321 pages, illus.

W.H. Freeman & Co. Ltd

Paperback | Dec 2005 | Edition: 4 | #157917 | ISBN: 0716789299
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About this book

Now in its 4th edition, the accessible introduction to vulcanology returns, combining excellent science with clear language and true stories. Enlivened by first-hand descriptions and stunning photographs, the new edition now has three new chapters on Volcanoes in the solar system, the Pinatubo Volcano and the Yellowstone National Park. There has also been detailed updating throughout with greater coverage of calderas, all-new coverage on Mount St. Helens and the introduction of a new companion website.


Seams of the Earth - Surtsey, Iceland - Fire Under the Sea - Mt. St. Helens - Pinatubo, Philippines - Ring of Fire - Kilauea, Hawaii - Hot Spots - Lava, Ash, and Bombs - Lahars and Avalanches - Cones, Craters and Calderas - Yellowstone - Roots of Volcanoes - Origin of the Sea and Air - Volcanic Power - Volcanic Treasures - Volcanoes and Climate - Forecasting Volcanic Eruptions - Reducing Volcanic Risk - Volcanoes in the Solar System -

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