eBook Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 0080547982
  • ISBN-13: 9780080547985
  • DDC: 551.21
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 1417 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2000 | Published/Released December 2007
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2000
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Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, if sometimes deadly, destructiveness.

Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of these awe-inspiring phenomena. 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.

Chapters focus on the geoscience-related aspects of volcanism, as well as the multidisciplinary aspects: the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters and more.

Beyond its appeal to educators, students and professional and amateur scientists, Encyclopedia of Volcanoes will be an important information resource to administrators, and officials responsible for developing and implementing volcanic hazard mitigation around the world.