Synopses & Reviews
This work provides an accessible introduction to the science of volcanoes, and a snapshot collection of the most famous volcanoes worldwide. The first person accounts of these natural and dramatic sites are underpinned by the scientific study of plate techtonics. Terminology is updated in this third edition, especially in the coverage of lahars and avalanches, and of different pyroclastics rocks. There are also new photographs and line art drawings throughout.
Strong writing and stunning photographs enliven the discussion of the science behind volcanoes. Provides snapshot collection of famous volcanoes with many first-person accounts.