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Volcanoes

ISBN-10: 0199254699

ISBN-13: 9780199254699

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Peter 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 planetary perspective 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 and scientifically-trained volcano enthusiasts. Online Resource Centre All the figures from the book will be available to download free from the companion web site.
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Book details

List price: $119.95
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 12/25/2003
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 536
Size: 7.25" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.904

Clive Oppenheimer is a Reader in Volcanology and Remote Sensing at the University of Cambridge and a Research Associate of 'Le Studium' Institute for Advanced Studies at ISTO (University of Orl�ans/CNRS). His research focuses on understanding the chemistry and physics of volcanism, and the climatic and human impacts of eruptions in antiquity. He has carried out fieldwork worldwide in collaboration with archaeologists, atmospheric scientists and other geologists. Since 2003, he has studied the lava lake of Erebus volcano with the US Antarctic Program. In 2005 the Royal Geographical Society presented him with the Murchison Award 'for publications enhancing the understanding of volcanic processes and impacts'. Dr Oppenheimer is a co-author with Peter Francis of a leading volcanology textbook and has contributed widely to television and film documentaries on volcanoes, including Werner Herzog's 'Encounters at the End of the World' and most recently, for Discovery, the History Channel, the BBC, Teachers' TV and National Geographic.

The Basics: isotopes and green cheese
Keeping planets cool: volcanoes, hot-spots, and plate tectonics
Four Classic Eruptions
Magma - the hot stuff
Types of volcanic activity
Lava Flows
Pyroclastic eruptions: bubbles, bangs, fountains and plumes
What goes up must come down: pyroclastic fall deposits
Pyroclastic flows and igmibrites
Pyroclastic flows: surges
Pyroclastic flows: nuees ardentes
Debris avalanches and flows: magic carpets and muck
Supervolcanoes and calderas
Submarine silicic eruptions
Volcanoes as landscape forms
Eruptions and climate
Extraterrestrial volcanoes
Volcano monitoring and hazard assessment
Volcanic risk mitigation