Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself
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Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction: Teach Yourself

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Written by Dr David Rothery, a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is designed to give you everything you need to succeed, all in one place. It covers the key areas that students are expected to be confident in, outlining the basics in clear English and providing added-value features like a glossary of essential terms and even examples of questions you might be asked in your seminar or exam.

The book uses a structure chosen to cover the essentials of most university courses, with an introduction on how the Earth moves, followed by separate sections on volcanoes (including eruptions, types of volcano, volcanic hazards, volcanoes and climate, monitoring volcanoes, predicting eruptions and living with volcanoes), earthquakes (including faults, measurement, seismic monitoring, prediction, prevention and preparedness) and tsunamis.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 448 pages
  • 131 x 198 x 29mm | 368g
  • Teach Yourself Books
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 1473601703
  • 9781473601703
  • 444,351

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How do volcanoes erupt, what makes earthquakes so destructive, and why do tsunamis happen?

Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction answers these questions and more. Written by David A Rothery, this book is designed to give you everything you need to know about these powerful natural phenomena in one place.

Topics covered include the plate tectonic background to Earth processes, where magma is made and how it erupts, volcano types, eruption hazards and how they are monitored, faults and earthquakes, the causes of tsunamis and tsunami preparedness. You will examine many examples of these frightening events, find out to what extent they can be predicted and mitigated against, and come to realize how they are related and the impact they have on human society and the natural world.

Whether you are preparing for an essay, studying for an exam or simply want to expand your knowledge, Volcanoes, Earthquakes and Tsunamis: A Complete Introduction is your essential guide.

David A Rothery is Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University who has worked on volcanoes in Chile, Costa Rica, Hawaii, Italy and Nicaragua and visited many other seismically and volcanically active parts of the globe. His skill at explaining volcanoes, earthquakes and tsunamis has made him a familiar face on TV.
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About David A. Rothery

David Rothery is a volcanologist, geologist, planetary scientist and Professor of Planetary Geosciences at the Open University.
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