Melting the Earth

Melting the Earth : The History of Ideas on Volcanic Eruptions

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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?
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  • Hardback | 272 pages
  • 182.88 x 256.54 x 25.4mm | 725.74g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 54 halftones, 12 line figures
  • 0195106652
  • 9780195106657

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.
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