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Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters

  • Puts the expertise of top volcanologists, seismologists, geologists, and geophysicists selected by a world-renowned editorial board at your fingertips
  • Presents you with the latest research-including case studies of prominent volcanoes and volcanic hazards and disasters-on causality, economic impacts, fatality rates, and earthquake preparedness and mitigation
  • Numerous tables, maps, diagrams, illustrations, photographs, and video captures of hazardous processes support you in grasping key concepts

Series: Hazards and Disasters

By: Paulo Papale(Editor)

532 pages, 200 colour illustrations


Hardback | Oct 2014 | #221312 | ISBN-13: 9780123964533
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About this book

Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters provides you with the latest scientific developments in volcano and volcanic research, including causality, impacts, preparedness, risk analysis, planning, response, recovery, and the economics of loss and remediation. It takes a geoscientific approach to the topic while integrating the social and economic issues related to volcanoes and volcanic hazards and disasters. Throughout Volcanic Hazards, Risks, and Disasters case studies are presented of historically relevant volcanic and seismic hazards and disasters as well as recent catastrophes, such as Chile's Puyehue volcano eruption in June 2011.


- Introduction
- Volcanoes and plate tectonics
- Volcanic form and structure
- Types and characteristics of central eruptions and extended lateral eruptions
- Physics of volcanism
- Historical eruptions
- Volcano magnitudes and impacts
- Volcanic products: volatiles
- Volcanic products: pyroclastics
- Volcanic products: Lava flows and shallow intrusions
- Volcanic products: Craters, calderas, and super-eruptions
- Volcanoes and water/Lahars
- Paleoeruptions and dating
- Volcanic stratigraphy and tephrochronology
- Archaeological evidence of volcanism
- Volcanoes and mythology
- Volcanic hazard and prediction (periodicities)
- Field investigation techniques
- Community coping strategies

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