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    DescriptionVolcanoes have an endless fascination. Their eruptions are a regular reminder of the power of nature and our vulnerability to this raw geological phenomenon, however volcanic activity, and its plumbing from beneath, is an essential element of the forces that shaped and constantly reshape our planet. Dougal Jerram answers the questions: What are volcanoes? What other volcanic activity is there? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? What are eruptions and why do they occur? How have volcanoes affected the earth's climate? Can we predict eruptions? He also describes the most notable eruptions in history and their effect. Copiously illustrated throughout Introducing Volcanology is a concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks for those with an adult curiosity and for those contemplating a course of formal study. As with sister volumes, technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided covering the whole subject from ash to zeolites.


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    Title
    Introducing Volcanology
    Subtitle
    A Guide to Hot Rocks
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Dougal Jerram
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 160
    Width: 163 mm
    Height: 194 mm
    Thickness: 10 mm
    Weight: 249 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781906716226
    ISBN 10: 1906716226
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 03
    LC subject heading: ,
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    B&T Merchandise Category: SCI
    B&T General Subject: 710
    BIC subject category V2: RBC
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    BISAC V2.8: SCI060000, SCI031000
    DC22: 551.21
    BISAC V2.8: NAT009000, SCI082000
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QE521.2 .J47 2011
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: RBC
    Edition statement
    New.
    Illustrations note
    ill
    Publisher
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Imprint name
    Dunedin Academic Press
    Publication date
    20 October 2011
    Publication City/Country
    Edinburgh
    Author Information
    Dougal Jerram is an Earth Scientist at Durham University, and has a wide experience in both modern and ancient volcanoes and their products. An expert and enthusiastic geological communicator, he has been involved in scientific television programmes for the BBC, National Geographic, Discovery and History channels.