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Volcanoes (Firefly Guides)

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Volcanoes describes in stunning detail 100 active volcanoes around the planet. Every entry describes the principal characteristics of the volcano, such as the geodynamic environment leading to its formation, its structure, special features, morphology, its method of eruption, and the materials erupted. There are also traveler's directions for reaching each volcano.

The word volcano usually evokes images of cone-shaped mountains with smooth, steep slopes and a plume of smoke rising skyward. This, however, is only one of the five types of volcanoes. In this comprehensive guide, readers will learn about these basic types: Island-Arc volcanoes (Alaska, Japan and Indonesia)Hot-Spot volcanoes (Hawaii)Ocean-Ridge volcanoes (Iceland)Continental-Margin volcanoes (North America and the Andes)Continental-Rift volcanoes (eastern Africa)

Written and illustrated by experts in the field, Volcanoes will appeal to readers interested in science and natural history; travelers to regions of volcanic activity; students; and inhabitants of areas exposed to volcanic eruptions.

The book also addresses predicting eruptions and how to minimize the risks posed by them.

Book News Annotation:

Jointly authored by four scientists in Italy and designed for the popular reader, this primer is beautifully illustrated with color photos. The basic science of volcanoes is described in initial chapters on magma, eruptions, structures, monitoring, and the volcanologist. The remainder of the book surveys individual volcanoes and their history worldwide. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Looks at the structure, characteristics, and morphology of volcanoes with an examination of why they erupt, and includes an overview of the environmental benefits and detriments they cause.

Synopsis:

100 active volcanoes around the world are described including their characteristics, structure and geology as well as traveler's directions to getting there. A comprehensive guide, it covers all types of volcanoes.

Synopsis:

"Volcanoes" describes in stunning detail 100 active volcanoes around the planet. Every entry describes the principal characteristics of the volcano, such as the geodynamic environment leading to its formation, its structure, special features, morphology, its method of eruption, and the materials erupted. Illustrations.

Table of Contents

Magma — volcanic eruptions — Volcanic structures — volcano monitoring — Volcanologist — Symbols — Wurope — Africa — Asia and Oceania — Americas — References.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781552976838
Author:
Rosi, Mauro
Publisher:
Firefly Books
Author:
Papale, Paolo
Author:
Lupi, Luca
Location:
Toronto
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Volcans
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Seismology & Volcanism
Subject:
Volcanoes - Guidebooks
Subject:
Geology-Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series:
Firefly Guides
Series Volume:
108-192
Publication Date:
March 2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
7.66x5.76x1.03 in. 1.57 lbs.
Age Level:
12-17

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"Synopsis" by , Looks at the structure, characteristics, and morphology of volcanoes with an examination of why they erupt, and includes an overview of the environmental benefits and detriments they cause.
"Synopsis" by , 100 active volcanoes around the world are described including their characteristics, structure and geology as well as traveler's directions to getting there. A comprehensive guide, it covers all types of volcanoes.
"Synopsis" by , "Volcanoes" describes in stunning detail 100 active volcanoes around the planet. Every entry describes the principal characteristics of the volcano, such as the geodynamic environment leading to its formation, its structure, special features, morphology, its method of eruption, and the materials erupted. Illustrations.
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