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Traité de Volcanologie Physique [Treatise on Physical Volcanology]

By: Michel Detay(Author), Édouard Kaminski(Foreword By)
466 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
Traité de Volcanologie Physique [Treatise on Physical Volcanology]
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  • Traité de Volcanologie Physique [Treatise on Physical Volcanology] ISBN: 9782743022587 Paperback Feb 2017 Usually dispatched within 2-3 weeks
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Language: French

Volcanoes are lands of paradoxes. Almost a negligible manifestation of terrestrial activity from a thermodynamic point of view, they nonetheless represent one of the most fascinating natural phenomena, which can be in turn majestic, silent, unstable, murderous, suppliers of fertile terrain or disruptive global climate change. Such natural objects can only be identified through a multidisciplinary scientific approach that combines physics, chemistry and field geology.

Traité de Volcanologie Physique proposes an updated synthesis, reframing the geological object "volcano" in its geodynamic context, but also in contemporary issues by providing technical, financial (or economic) and societal quantification elements. In turn, essential volcanological issues are discussed such as magmatic plumbing, the impact of volcanism on the climate, hydrovolcanology, para-volcanic phenomena, the concept of volcanic risk and paroxysmal volcanism – responsible for mass extinctions at the origin of many geological eras – and extraterrestrial volcanism.

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Les volcans sont terre de paradoxes. Manifestation quasiment négligeable de l’activité terrestre d’un point de vue thermodynamique, ils n’en représentent pas moins un des phénomènes naturels les plus fascinants, pouvant être tour à tour majestueux, silencieux, instables, meurtriers, pourvoyeurs de terrains fertiles ou perturbateurs du climat mondial. De tels objets naturels ne peuvent être cernés que par une approche scientifique multidisciplinaire qui combine physique, chimie et géologie de terrain.

Traité de Volcanologie Physique propose une synthèse actualisée, recadrant l’objet géologique « volcan » dans son contexte géodynamique, mais aussi dans les problématiques contemporaines en fournissant des éléments de quantification techniques, financiers (ou économiques) et sociétaux. Sont tour à tour abordées des problématiques volcanologiques essentielles telles que la plomberie magmatique, l’impact du volcanisme sur le climat, l’hydrovolcanologie, les phénomènes para-volcaniques, la notion de risque volcanique ainsi que le volcanisme paroxysmal, responsable des extinctions de masse à l’origine de nombreuses ères géologiques, et le volcanisme extraterrestre.

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By: Michel Detay(Author), Édouard Kaminski(Foreword By)
466 pages, colour photos, colour illustrations
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