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Title Encyclopedia of volcanoes / editor-in-chief, Haraldur Sigurdsson (Graduate School of Oceanography, University of Rhode Island, Narragansett, RI, USA) ; associate editors, Bruce F. Houghton (National Disaster Preparedness Training Center, University of Hawaiʻi, Honolulu, HI, USA) [and 3 others]
Edition Second edition
Published Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier/AP, Academic Press is an imprint of Elsevier, 2015
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Description 1 online resource (xix, 1421 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), maps (some color)
Contents Origin and transport of magma -- Eruptions -- Effusive volcanism -- Explosive volcanism -- Extraterrestrial volcanism -- Volcanic interactions -- Volcanic hazards -- Eruption response and mitigation -- Economic benefits and cultural aspects of volcanism
Summary "Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes. Through its thematic organization around the melting of the earth, it provides a comprehensive source of information on the multidisciplinary influences of volcanic eruptions--both the destructive as well as the beneficial aspects. The majority of the chapters focus on the geoscience-related aspects of volcanism (radioactive heat source, melting rock, ascent of magma, surface phenomena associated with exiting magma, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc.). In addition, complementary chapters discuss the multidisciplinary aspects of volcanism, including 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, among others."--Provided by publisher
Notes "First edition 1999"--Title page verso
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Volcanoes -- Encyclopedias
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geography.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Geology.
Genre/Form Encyclopedias.
Form Electronic book
Author Houghton, B. F., editor
Sigurdsson, Haraldur, editor
ISBN 0123859395
Other Titles Volcanoes