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Volcanistic Rocks: From Magmas to Sediments

Edited By: C Montenat and H Leyrit

Gordon & Breach

Hardback | Dec 2000 | #112913 | ISBN: 9056992783
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Recent research has emphasised the important part played by tephra during the evolution of volcanoes and their subsequent emission. Huge amounts of volcaniclasts are released by explosive volcanoes with significant impact on diverse aspects such as population safety, hydrology and the filling of sedimentary basins. This volume examines the production, transport and deposition of volcaniclasts (tephra and epiclasts) as well as their economic geology, particular in terms of reservoir engineering, hydrothermalism and hydrothermal mineralisations, hazard and development. Volcaniclastic Rocks, from Magmas to Sediments is an excellently written and beautifully illustrated textbook compiled by a multidisciplinary group of experts which will be of great value to postgraduates, researchers and working professionals in the earth sciences, especially in volcanology as well as economic, engineering and environmental geology.


1. Volcanoes: From Magmas to Tephra and Epivolcanoclastics 2. Eruptive Styles and Pyroclastic Deposits 3. A Common Magma Source for Upper Cenozoic Lavas and Closely Associated Ignimbrites From South-Central Andes 4. The Role of Pyroclastic Eruptions in Constructing a Volcanic Island: Linosa, Sicilian Channel, Italy 5. Peperites From the Limagne Trench (Auvergne, French Massif Central): A Distinctive Facies of Phreatomagmatic Pyroclastics. 6. History of a Semantic Drift 7. Flank

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