Introducing Volcanology

A Guide to Hot Rocks

By Dougal Jerram

Volcanic activity is an essential element of the forces that shape and continually reshape our planet. Volcanic eruptions are a regular reminder of the power of nature and our vulnerability to this raw geological phenomenon. What are volcanoes? How do volcanoes relate to plate tectonics and the movement of continents? Why do eruptions occur? Can we predict eruptions? How have volcanoes affected the earth's climate? What other volcanic activity is there? Copiously illustrated throughout, Introducing Volcanology is a concise and accessible introduction to the science of hot rocks. The book is for those with a curiosity - and for those contemplating a course of formal study - in the subject of volcanology. Technical terms are kept to a minimum and a glossary is provided, covering the whole realm, from ash to zeolites. The book also describes the most notable eruptions in world history. "...thorough and well done....clear and often innovative graphics." The Leading Edge (August 2012) [Subject: Volcanology, Geology, Natural Science]


128 pages

Publication Date: 10/20/2011
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9781906716226