The 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

About The Author

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...

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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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