Volcanoes

Paperback | April 23, 2004

byPeter Francis, Clive Oppenheimer

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The impact of volcanic eruptions on the Earth's environment has been the source of many a debate and the cause of extensive research activities by leading academics worldwide. The new edition of Peter Francis's Volcanoes preserves the particular strengths of the orignal in its accessibility,immense clarity, engaging humour and excellent illustrations.The book updates the original by reflecting on new research findings and new eruptions (such as that on Montserrat) as well as including a new chapter on volcanic hazards, which looks at the complex and scientific and sociological issues surrounding risk mitigation. In updating the planetaryperspective of the book new co-author Clive Oppenheimer provides us with an insight into studies of Mars and Jupiter.The book is designed primarily for undergraduate students across a range of disciplines including geology, Earth sciences, geography, environmental sciences and planetary sciences, yet, is an equally valuable source for volcanologists, senior scientists in other disciplines andscientifically-trained volcano enthusiasts.Online Resource CentreAll the figures from the book will be available to download free from the companion web site.

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The impact of volcanic eruptions on the Earth's environment has been the source of many a debate and the cause of extensive research activities by leading academics worldwide. The new edition of Peter Francis's Volcanoes preserves the particular strengths of the orignal in its accessibility,immense clarity, engaging humour and excellen...

The late Dr Peter Francis was Professor of Volcanology in the Department of Earth sciences at the Open University. Dr Clive Oppenheimer is a University Lecturer in the Department of Geography at the University of Cambridge.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:534 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 1.14 inPublished:April 23, 2004Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199254699

ISBN - 13:9780199254699

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Table of Contents

1. The Basics: isotopes and green cheese2. Keeping planets cool: volcanoes, hot-spots, and plate tectonics3. Four classic eruptions4. Magma - the hot stuff5. Types of volcanic activity6. Lava Flows7. Pyroclastic eruptions: bubbles, bangs, columns, and currents8. What goes up must come down: pyroclastic fall deposits9. Pyroclastic currents from collapsing domes and transient eruptions10. Pyroclastic currents and ignimbrites associated with plinian eruptions11. Super-eruptions, super-volcanoes and calderas12. Debris avalanches and flows: magic carpets and muck13. Volcanoes as landscape forms14. Submarine volcanism15. Extraterrestrial volcanoes16. Eruptions and climate17. Volcano monitoring18. Reducing volcanic risks

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`'In my opinion Dr Oppenheimer has combined the original work with new material to produce a superb book which is a pleasure to read and at a modest price it should be on the book list of everyone interested in volcanology''Elizabeth Maddocks OUGS Journal 25 (2) Symposium Edition 2004.