The Geology Of The Canary Islands by Valentin R. TrollThe Geology Of The Canary Islands by Valentin R. Troll

The Geology Of The Canary Islands

byValentin R. Troll, Juan Carlos Carracedo

Paperback | June 10, 2016

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The Geology of the Canary Islandsprovides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description on how to approach a site and where to park with GPS locations provided.

The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate, submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands, sub- aerial shield volcanoes, and the remains of giant lateral collapses.

Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide, this book is essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe.



  • Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands
  • Features 500 full color images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago
  • Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation
  • Develops understanding of growth, evolution, and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework
Valentin R. Troll graduated from St Andrews University, Scotland in 1998 and received his PhD from the IFM-GEOMAR Research Centre at the University of Kiel, Germany, in 2001. Troll then lectured in volcanology and petrology at Trinity College Dublin (2001-2008), during which time he also habilitated at the Université Blaise Pascal Cler...
Title:The Geology Of The Canary IslandsFormat:PaperbackDimensions:636 pages, 8.75 × 6.35 × 0.68 inPublished:June 10, 2016Publisher:Elsevier ScienceLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0128096632

ISBN - 13:9780128096635

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction
Chapter 2: El Hierro
Chapter 3: La Palma
Chapter 4: La Gomera
Chapter 5: Tenerife
Chapter 6: Gran Canaria
Chapter 7: Lanzarote
Chapter 8: Fuerteventura
Glossary
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