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Volcanoes : a planetary perspective

Author: Peter Francis
Publisher: Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Sets out to explain volcanic processes using accounts of major eruptions. The aim is to place volcanism in a planetary perspective, examining the role of submarine volcanism, the impact of large  Read more...

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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Francis, Peter, 1944-1999.
Volcanoes.
Oxford : Clarendon Press ; New York : Oxford University Press, ©1993
(OCoLC)645903825
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Francis
ISBN: 0198544529 9780198544524 0198540337 9780198540335
OCLC Number: 26502313
Description: viii, 443 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Contents: 1. The basics: isotopes and green cheese --
2. Keeping planets cool: volcanoes, hot-spots and place tectonics --
3. Basically basalt --
4. Four classic eruptions --
5. Magma --
the hot stuff --
6. Types of volcanic activity --
7. Lava flows --
8. Bubbles and bangs: the mechanisms of pyroclastic eruptions --
9. Pyroclastic fall deposits --
10. Pyroclastic flows: ignimbrites --
11. Pyroclastic flows: surges --
12. Pyroclastic flows: nuees ardentes --
13. Debris flows: magic carpets and muck --
14. Caldera complexes and complex calderas --
15. Submarine volcanism --
16. Volcanoes as landscape forms --
17. The golden glow of volcanic winter --
18. Extraterrestrial volcanism.
Responsibility: Peter Francis.
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