Melting the Earth : The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions
For centuries humans have puzzled over volcanoes. Why do volcanoes erupt? How do they work? The author of this text, a volcanologist, traces the history of ideas about volcanoes, a history spanning more than 2000 years - from the notions of the ancient Greeks to the more scientific, experimentally based theories of today. Underlying his stories is an endeavour to answer the question: How do rocks melt in the Earth?
- Hardback | 272 pages
- 182.88 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
- 24 Jun 1999
- Oxford University Press Inc
- New York, United States
- 54 halftones, 12 line figures
About Haraldur Sigurdsson
Haraldur Sigurdsson is Professor in the Graduate School of Oceanography at the University of Rhode Island and the author of Caribbean Volcanoes: A Field Guide and editor-in-chief of Encyclopedia of Volcanoes.