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Lockwood, John P
Volcanoes : global perspectives / John P. Lockwood and Richard W. Hazlett
Hoboken, NJ : Wiley-Blackwell, c2010
book jacket
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 4th Floor  QE522 .L63 2010    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Volcanism -- Textbooks
Volcanology -- Textbooks
Volcanoes -- Textbooks
Physical Description ix, 539 p. : col. ill. ; 29 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. 481-520) and index
Contents Eruptions, jargon, and history -- Global perspectives: plate tectonics and volcanism -- The nature of magma: where volcanoes come from -- The physical properties of magma and why it erupts -- Classifying volcanic eruptions -- Effusive volcanic eruptions and their products -- An overview of explosive eruptions and their products -- A closer look at large-scale explosive eruptions -- Constructional ("positive") volcanic landforms -- "negative" volcanic landforms: craters and calderas -- Mass-wasting processes and products -- Volcanoes unseen and far away -- Volcanoes: life, climate, and human history -- Volcanic hazards and risk: monitoring and mitigation -- Economic volcanology
Summary Volcanoes maintains three core foci: Global perspectives explain volcanoes in terms of their tectonic positions on Earth and their roles in earth history; environmental perspectives describe the essential role of volcanism in the moderation of terrestrial climate and atmosphere; humanitarian perspectives discuss the major influences of volcanoes on human societies. This latter is especially important as resource scarcities and environmental issues loom over our world, and as increasing numbers of people are threatened by volcanic hazards.--From publisher's description
Alternate Author Hazlett, Richard W

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