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Encyclopedia of volcanoes

Author: Haraldur Sigurdsson; B F Houghton
Publisher: Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/AP, Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2015.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : English : Second editionView all editions and formats
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"Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Encyclopedia of volcanoes.
Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/AP, Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2015
(DLC) 2015933059
(OCoLC)923263637
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Haraldur Sigurdsson; B F Houghton
ISBN: 9780123859396 0123859395 9781785396939 1785396935
OCLC Number: 904547525
Notes: "First edition 1999"--Title page verso.
Awards: Winner of

2016 PROSE Awards - Honorable Mention, Earth Science: Association of American Publishers 2016

Description: 1 online resource (xix, 1421 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents: Origin and transport of magma --
Eruptions --
Effusive volcanism --
Explosive volcanism --
Extraterrestrial volcanism --
Volcanic interactions --
Volcanic hazards --
Eruption response and mitigation --
Economic benefits and cultural aspects of volcanism.
Other Titles: Volcanoes
Responsibility: editor-in-chief, Haraldur Sigurdsson (Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, USA) ; associate editors, Bruce F. Houghton (National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI, USA) [and 3 others].

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"Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes. Through its thematic organization around the melting of the earth, it provides a comprehensive source of information on the multidisciplinary influences of volcanic eruptions--both the destructive as well as the beneficial aspects. The majority of the chapters focus on the geoscience-related aspects of volcanism (radioactive heat source, melting rock, ascent of magma, surface phenomena associated with exiting magma, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). In addition, complementary chapters discuss the multidisciplinary aspects of volcanism, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity, among others."--Provided by publisher.

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