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Intraplate Volcanism: In Eastern Australia and New Zealand

By: R Johnson

432 pages, Illus

Cambridge University Press

Paperback | Nov 2009 | #183718 | ISBN-13: 9780521123228
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Hardback | Jan 1990 | #41696 | ISBN: 0521380839
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This is a major, definitive, landmark study of the young volcanoes of eastern Australia and parts of New Zealand. It deals with the rock types and origin of the volcanoes as well as the inclusions of the upper mantle and lower-crustal rocks found in the volcanic deposits. Fifty-nine authors contribute a wide range of chapters dealing with the significance of the volcanoes, the insights the area offers about the nature and origin of the earth's crust and the mantle beneath, and the geological evolution of eastern Australia and New Zealand over the last 70-80 million years. This will be an important reference book for geoscientists in general, but particularly to those involved in the fields of volcanology, geology, goechemistry, geophysics and tectonics.

First published in 1990.

...of great value to specialists involved in various scientific fields. PAGEOPH " outstanding volume that deserves to be seen and read and its style emulated by a wide variety of Earth scientists involved in tectonics, geophysics, and igneous petrology." R.J. Arculus, American Mineralogist


List of plates, figures and tables; List of abbreviations; Methods of citation; List of contributors; Foreword; Preface; 1. Framework for volcanism R. W. Johnson and P. Wellman; 2. Physical volcanology R. A. F. Cas; 3. East Australian volcanic geology J. Knutson; 4. New Zealand intraplate volcanism S. D. Weaver and I. E. M. Smith; 5. East Australian petrology and geochemistry A. Ewart; 6. Xenoliths megacrysts of Eastern Australia S. Y. O'Reilly, I. A. Nicholls and W. L. Griffin; 7. Towards a general model R. W. Johnson; References; Index.

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