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What's so hot about volcanoes?

Author: Wendell A Duffield
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2011.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Juvenile audience : English
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Discusses reasons why volcanoes form where they do, their characteristics, and what happens when they erupt.
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Genre/Form: Juvenile works
Juvenile literature
Material Type: Juvenile audience
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Wendell A Duffield
ISBN: 9780878425747 0878425748
OCLC Number: 720024426
Description: 89 pages : color illustrations, color map ; 23 cm
Contents: Heating up --
What's so hot about volcanoes? --
Earth's internal heater --
Blowing off steam --
Where do volcanoes form? --
Volcanoes at plate collision zones --
Volcanoes at spreading zones --
Volcanoes at sliding boundaries --
Volcanoes far from plate boundaries --
Why does some magma flow and some magma blow? --
The family of volcanoes --
Cinder cones --
Shield volcanoes --
Flood basalts --
Stratovolcanoes --
Lava domes --
Violent caldera-forming pyroclastic eruptions --
What happens when molten rock meets water? --
When magma meets groundwater --
When lava meets surface water --
Can eruptions be predicted? --
Are volcanoes our friends or enemies? --
Cooling down --
Appendix: where to explore young volcanoes in the United States.
Responsibility: Wendell A. Duffield ; illustrations by Bronze Black.

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Discusses reasons why volcanoes form where they do, their characteristics, and what happens when they erupt.

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