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Volcanoes

Author: Robert W Decker; Barbara Decker
Publisher: New York : W.H. Freeman, ©1998.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 3rd edView all editions and formats
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"In Volcanoes, Robert Decker and Barbara Decker provide a brief introduction to volcanology, the study of volcanoes, with the drama due such awesome phenomena. Dynamic prose and photographs and drawings enliven their discussion of the science behind the natural disaster." "For the new edition, the authors have rigorously updated their material, adding new findings, a listing of Web sites carrying breaking news of  Read more...
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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert W Decker; Barbara Decker
ISBN: 0716724405 9780716724407 0716731746 9780716731740
OCLC Number: 37024794
Description: xii, 321 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 24 cm
Details: System requirements: CD-ROM drive.
Contents: Seams of the Earth --
Surtsey, Iceland --
Fire under the sea --
Krakatau, Indonesia --
Mount St. Helens --
Ring of Fire --
Kilauea, Hawaii --
Hot spots --
Lva, ash, and bombs --
Lahars and avalanches --
Cones and craters --
Roots of volcanoes --
Origin of the sea and air --
Volcanic power --
Volcanic treasures --
Volcanoes and climate --
Forecasting volcanic eruptions --
Reducing volcanic risk.
Responsibility: Robert Decker and Barbara Decker.

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This work provides an accessible introduction to the science of volcanoes, and a snapshot collection of the most famous volcanoes worldwide. There are first person accounts, underpinned by the  Read more...

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