9781405162494-140516249X-Volcanoes: Global Perspectives

Volcanoes: Global Perspectives

ISBN-13: 9781405162494
ISBN-10: 140516249X
Edition: 1
Author: Lockwood, John P., Hazlett, Richard W.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Hardcover 552 pages
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ISBN-13: 9781405162494
ISBN-10: 140516249X
Edition: 1
Author: Lockwood, John P., Hazlett, Richard W.
Publication date: 2010
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
Format: Hardcover 552 pages

Summary

Acknowledged authors Lockwood, John P., Hazlett, Richard W. wrote Volcanoes: Global Perspectives comprising 552 pages back in 2010. Textbook and eTextbook are published under ISBN 140516249X and 9781405162494. Since then Volcanoes: Global Perspectives textbook was available to sell back to BooksRun online for the top buyback price or rent at the marketplace.

Description

Volcanoes are essential elements in the delicate global balance of elemental forces that govern both the dynamic evolution of the Earth and the nature of Life itself. Without volcanic activity, life as we know it would not exist on our planet. Although beautiful to behold, volcanoes are also potentially destructive, and understanding their nature is critical to prevent major loss of life in the future.

Richly illustrated with over 300 original color photographs and diagrams the book is written in an informal manner, with minimum use of jargon, and relies heavily on first-person, eye-witness accounts of eruptive activity at both "red" (effusive) and "grey" (explosive) volcanoes to illustrate the full spectrum of volcanic processes and their products. Decades of teaching in university classrooms and fieldwork on active volcanoes throughout the world have provided the authors with unique experiences that they have distilled into a highly readable textbook of lasting value. Questions for Thought, Study, and Discussion, Suggestions for Further Reading, and a comprehensive list of source references make this work a major resource for further study of volcanology.

Volcanoes maintains three core foci:

  • Global perspectives explain volcanoes in terms of their tectonic positions on Earth and their roles in earth history
  • Environmental perspectives describe the essential role of volcanism in the moderation of terrestrial climate and atmosphere
  • Humanitarian perspectives discuss the major influences of volcanoes on human societies. This latter is especially important as resource scarcities and environmental issues loom over our world, and as increasing numbers of people are threatened by volcanic hazards

Readership

Volcanologists, advanced undergraduate, and graduate students in earth science and related degree courses, and volcano enthusiasts worldwide.


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