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Volcanoes : a planetary perspective

Author: Peter Francis
Publisher: Oxford Clarendon Press 1995
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : ReprintedView 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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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Peter Francis
ISBN: 0198540337 9780198540335 0198544529 9780198544524
OCLC Number: 258297593
Notes: Literaturangaben
Description: VIII, 443 Seiten Illustrationen, Diagramme
Contents: 1: The basics: isotopes and green cheese. 2: Keeping planets cool: volcanoes, hot-spots, and plate tectonics. 3: Basically basalt. 4: Four classic eruptions. 5: Magma - 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: nuees ardentes. 12: 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. Index
Responsibility: Peter Francis

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