Volcanoes and the Environment

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Joan Marti, Gerald Ernst
Cambridge University Press, Oct 6, 2005 - Science - 471 pages
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Volcanoes and the Environment is a comprehensive and accessible text incorporating contributions from some of the world's authorities in volcanology. This book is an indispensable guide for those interested in how volcanism affects our planet's environment. It spans a wide variety of topics from geology to climatology and ecology; it also considers the economic and social impacts of volcanic activity on humans. Topics covered include how volcanoes shape the environment, their effect on the geological cycle, atmosphere and climate, impacts on health of living on active volcanoes, volcanism and early life, effects of eruptions on plant and animal life, large eruptions and mass extinctions, and the impact of volcanic disasters on the economy. This book is intended for students and researchers interested in environmental change from the fields of earth and environmental science, geography, ecology and social science. It will also interest policy makers and professionals working on natural hazards.
 

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Steven N Carey
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Chaptc
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Chaptejr 3
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Chaptc
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Chapte
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Chapt
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Chapti
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I Volcanohosted ore deposits
333
David K Chester Consejo Superior de Investigaciones Cientificas
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I Industrial uses of volcanic materials
387
I Volcanoes society and culture
404
5 I Volcanoes and the economy
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Index
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