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By: H U Schmincke
300 pages, 400 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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  • Volcanism ISBN: 9783540436508 Hardback Dec 2003 Usually dispatched within 1-2 weeks
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The author, one of the leading specialists in the field, explains in a concise manner the basics of and most recent findings in volcanology. The book offers an insight into the generation of magmas and the occurrence and origin of volcanoes.


Introduction.- Plate Tectonics.- Magma.- Rheology, Magmatic Gases, Bubbles and Triggering of Eruptions.- Mid-Ocean Ridges.- Seamounts and Volcanic Islands.- Continental Intraplate Volcanoes.- Subduction Zone Volcanoes.- Volcanic Edifices and Volcanic Deposits.- Strombolian, Hawaiian and Plinian Eruptions and the Mount St. Helens Eruption 1980.- Pyroclastic Flows, Block and Ash Flows, Surges and the Laacher See Eruption.- Fire and Water.- Volcanic Hazards, Volcanic Catastrophes and Disaster Mitigation.- Volcanoes and Climate.- Man and Volcanoes: The Benefits.- Physical Units and Abbreviations.- Glossary.- References.- Index.

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By: H U Schmincke
300 pages, 400 illus
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
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Aus den Rezensionen: "! Der uberarbeitete und umgestellte Text berucksichtigt ! aktuellste Vulkanausbruche. ! Der Autor ! beschreibt in seinem faszinierenden Buch alle Facetten des Vulkanismus ! Ein Glossar erklart die wichtigsten fachspezifischen Begriffe, damit auch der Nichtfachmann problemlos dem Text folgen kann. ! Die hohe Qualitat der zahlreichen Abbildungen ! und ! die leicht verstandlichen Texte faszinieren jeden Leser ! Das besprochene Werk ! ist jedoch jedem an Vulkanen Interessierten ohne Einschrankung warmstens zum Kauf zu empfehlen. Das Buch eignet sich auch hervorragend als Geschenk an Naturfreunde." (C. Schmitt-Riegraf, in: Zentralblatt fur Geologie und Palaontologie Teil II, 2005, S. 501f)

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