Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
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T W Gulliver said The state of the science. Great compendium of volcanology. Especially thrilling to an older geologist to see the advances in knowledge since we got out of school; for instance, seismic tomography has mapped actual magma chambers, which were semi-mythic suppositions in my undergrad day; and lo, there is the anatomy of the very volcanoes I grew up under. The book comprises dozens of specially submitted articles by diverse international authors, so you get many perspectives, not just of different disciplines, but of authors' sense of how they relate to others.Flawed by abundant t. Exceptional fount of information. Exceptional fount of information. There is very little that one would need to know about volcanoes outside of this book. "The best book I ever read." according to Gregory W. Fawe. This book is the best! There isn't anything that the average person isn't able to understand.This book was written by people that have a passon for what they do and love. My hat is off to DR. Sigurdsson for giveing us this masterpice.
From Library Journal This impressive work covers all aspects of volcanism. An excellent source for those who want more than general information on any aspect of volcanology, this volume is highly recommended for academic libraries.-Teresa Berry, Univ. . In fact, the entire work could be read from beginning to end, if desired. of Tennessee Lib., Knoxville Copyright 2000 Reed Business Information, Inc. A list of related articles and a bibliography of further readings provide users with additional sources of information. Geared for college students and researchers, th
The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes. Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. In addition to its appeal to educators, students, and professional and amateur scientists, the Encyclopedia of Volcanoes functions as an important information resource for administrators and officials responsible for developing and implementing volcanic hazard mitigation around the world. In addition, complementary chapters discuss the multidisciplinary aspects of volcanism; these include the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness. * The fi