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Volcanoes of the world

Author: Lee Siebert; Tom Simkin; Paul Kimberly
Publisher: Washington, D.C. : Smithsonian Institution ; Berkeley ; University of California Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : National government publication : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"This impressive scientific resource presents up-to-date information on ten thousand years of volcanic activity on Earth. In the decade and a half since the previous edition was published new studies have refined assessments of the ages of many volcanoes, and several thousand new eruptions have been documented. This edition updates the book's key components: a directory of volcanoes active during the Holocene; a  Read more...
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Material Type: Government publication, National government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Lee Siebert; Tom Simkin; Paul Kimberly
ISBN: 9780520268777 0520268776
OCLC Number: 647772311
Notes: First ed. entered under title: Volcanoes of the world : a regional directory, gazetteer, and chronology of volcanism during the last 10,000 years / Tom Simkin [and others]. Stroudsburg, Pa. : Hutchison Ross. c1981.
Description: ix, 551 pages, [8] pages of color plates : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 29 cm
Contents: Data Criteria and Context. Previous summaries --
Sources --
Years covered --
Maps and regional numbering scheme --
Data Table Summaries. Directory --
Chronology --
Large-volume Holocene eruptions --
Fatalities and evacuations --
Preliminary list of Pleistocene volcanoes --
Preliminary list of large-volume Pleistocene eruptions --
Gazetteer --
References --
Volcano Data. Volcano name --
Subregion --
Latitude and longitude --
Elevation --
Population --
Rock type --
Type (morphology) --
Volcano number --
Status --
Eruption Data. Area of activity --
Dates : start and stop --
Uncertainties --
Dating techniques --
Duration --
Eruptive characteristics --
Volcanic Explosivity Index (VEI) --
Volume of products (Vol L/T) --
Historical Record : Trends and Cautions. Volcanoes and humans --
Volcanoes and aircraft --
Volcanic processes --
Volcanism : magnitude, frequency, and global impacts --
Durations and paroyxyms --
Episodicity and periodicity --
Intervals between eruptions and associated hazard implications --
Directory of Volcanoes. Europe to Caucasus (01) --
Africa & Red Sea (02) --
Middle East & Indian Ocean (03) --
New Zealand to Fiji (04) --
Melanesia & Australia (05) --
Indonesia & Andaman Is (06) --
Philippines & SE Asia (07) --
Japan, Taiwan & Marianas (08) --
Kuriles, Kamchatka & Mainland Asia (09 & 10) --
Alaska (11) --
Canada & Western USA (12) --
Pacific Ocean (13) --
México & Central America (14) --
South America (15) --
West Indies (16) --
Iceland & Arctic Ocean (17) --
Atlantic Ocean (18) --
Antarctica & S Sandwich Islands (19) --
Chronology of eruptions --
Large-Volume Holocene Eruptions. Explosive eruptions --
Effusive eruptions --
Fatalities and Evacuations. Fatalities --
Evacuations --
Preliminary list of Pleistocene volcanoes --
Preliminary list of large-volume Pleistocene eruptions.
Responsibility: Lee Siebert, Tom Simkin and Paul Kimberly.

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"Highly recommended." -- C. L. Hebblethwaite Choice "This book is the book to have if volcanoes are your thing... A useful addition in any scientific library." -- Helen Ashton Emerald Journal

 
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