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Oppenheimer, Clive
Eruptions that shook the world [electronic resource] / Clive Oppenheimer
Cambridge, UK ; New York : Cambridge University Press, c2011
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 Electronic Book  QE522 (INTERNET)    AVAIL. VIA WEB
Subject(s) Volcanism -- Effect of environment on
Volcanism -- History
Volcanology
Physical Description xvi, 392 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents Fire and brimstone : how volcanoes work. Origins of volcanoes : the mantle ; Magma ; Eruption parameters -- Eruption styles, hazards, and ecosystem impacts. Eruption clouds ; Tephra falls ; Pyroclastic currents & caldera formation ; Lava flows and domes ; Rock avalanches and mudflows ; Tsunami ; Earthquakes ; Volcanic gas emissions ; Recovery of ecosystems ; Volcanic disasters -- Volcanoes and global climate change. Pinatubo's global cloud ; Atmospheric and climatic change ; Recipe for a climate-forcing eruption -- Forensic volcanology. Reading the rocks ; Ice cores ; Tree rings -- Relics, myths, and chronicles. Archaeological perspectives ; Oral traditions ; Crepuscular lights, cannonades, and chronicles ; Volcano forensics : a case study -- Killer plumes. Mass extinctions ; More about LIPs ; LIP origins ; LIPs, bolides, and extinctions : the coincidences ; Kill mechanisms ; Hot LIPs and cold SLIPs -- Human origins. The East African Rift Valley ; The first humans ; The Middle Stone Age and modern humans -- The ash-giant/sulphur-dwarf. The eruption ; Sulphur yield of the eruption ; Climate change ; The human story ; Focus on India -- European volcanism in prehistory. The Campanian eruption and the human revolution in Palaeolithic Europe ; 'Cultural devolution' and the Laacher See eruption ; Eruption of Santorini and the decline of the Minoan civilisation -- The rise of Teotihuacán. Popocatépetl ; The Ilopango eruption -- Dark Ages : dark nature? The mystery cloud of 536 CD ; Veils and whips -- The haze famine. The eruption ; Gas emissions and aerosol veil ; Weather and climate ; The haze famine ; Long reach of the eruption -- The last great subsistence crisis in the Western world. Sumbawa before the disaster ; The eruption ; Atmospheric and climate impacts ; Human tragedy ; Global reach of the eruption -- Volcanic catastrophe risk. Three catastrophe scenarios ; Risk control ; Global warming : fake volcanoes and rea
Note Electronic text and image data. Ann Arbor, Mich. : University of Michigan, MPublishing, 2013. Includes both TIFF files and keyword searchable text. ([ACLS Humanities E-Book]) Mode of access: Intranet
Series ACLS Humanities E-Book
Alternate Author American Council of Learned Societies

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