Volcanoes

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Infobase Publishing, 2008 - Electronic books - 177 pages
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Volcanic eruptions are some of the spectacular of natural phenomena, yet they are also among the dangerous geological hazards. This book examines the different types of volcanic eruptions - starting with an introduction to volcanoes, volcanic landforms, and plate tectonics, followed by a description of the various characteristics of magma.
 

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Contents

Plate Tectonics Volcanoes and Igneous Rocks
1
Volcanic Hazards
22
Reducing the Threat from Volcanic Hazards
43
Examples of Historical Volcanic Disasters
53
Examples of Volcanic Disasters of the Twentieth and Twentyfi rst Centuries
74
Massive Global Volcanism Volcanic Winters and Kimberlite Eruptions
100
Mass Extinctions and Catastrophes
108
Summary
122
Glossary
127
Further Reading and Web Sites
133
Index
143
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