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Volcanism

Author: Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
Publisher: Berlin ; New York : Springer, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Volcanic eruptions are the clear and dramatic expression of dynamic processes in planet Earth. This title explains in an easy to understand manner the basics and the findings in the field. Based on  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hans-Ulrich Schmincke
ISBN: 3540436502 9783540436508
OCLC Number: 123124377
Description: x, 324 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), maps ; 25 cm
Contents: 1. Introduction --
2. Plate Tectonics --
3. Magma --
4. Rheology, Magmatic Gases, Bubbles and Triggering of Eruptions --
5. Mid-Ocean Ridges --
6. Seamounts and Volcanic Islands --
7. Continental Intraplate Volcanoes --
8. Subduction Zone Volcanoes --
9. Volcanic Edifices and Volcanic Deposits --
10. Strombolian, Hawaiian and Plinian Eruptions and the Mount St. Helens Eruption 1980 --
11. Pyroclastic Flows, Block and Ash Flows, Surges and the Laacher See Eruption --
12. Fire and Water --
13. Volcanic Hazards, Volcanic Catastrophes, and Disaster Mitigation --
14. Volcanoes and Climate --
15. Man and Volcanoes: The Benefits --
16. Physical Units and Abbreviations --
17. Glossary --
18. References --
19. Subject Index --
20. Index of Geographical Names --
21. Index of Names.
Responsibility: Hans-Ulrich Schmincke.

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