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Volcanoes of North America
United States and Canada

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Charles A. Wood, J. Kienle, C. J. Nye, J. G. Souther, C. J. Hickson, Scott Baldridge
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  • Date Published: November 1992
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521438117

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  • Volcanoes of North America capitalises on the vast body of volcano literature now available to present, in a single source, detailed information about volcanoes found in North America. It contains brief accounts, written by leading experts in volcanology, of over 250 volcanoes and volcanic fields formed during the last 5 million years. The volcanoes of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are described. The precise location of each volcano is given, and the volcano is classified by type. Information about composition and eruptive history is also included. Each narrative description is accompanied by a photograph, a map of each location, and an extremely helpful statement on how to reach each volcano. The entries are mostly written at a level understandable by lay readers, but technical terms are also used and a background in geology is advantageous. Volcanoes of North America will be a standard reference work for practising volcanologists, petrologists, and geochemists, and to some extent, geographers. In addition, the maps and the 'How to get there' sections make this a highly valuable book for anyone interested in natural history or fascinated by volcanoes.

    •  Succinct descriptions of 262 volcanoes
    • Includes maps and how to get there sections
    • Reference work for practising volcanologists
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    • Date Published: November 1992
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521438117
    • length: 364 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 19 mm
    • weight: 0.82kg
    • contains: 3 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Introduction Charles A. Wood
    Part I. Alaska:
    1. Volcano tectonics of Alaska J. Kienle and C. J. Nye
    2. Volcanoes of Alaska
    Part II. Canada:
    3. Volcano tectonics of Canada J. G. Souther
    4. Canadian Cordillera: volcano vent map and table C. J. Hickson
    5. Volcanoes of Canada
    Part III. Western United States:
    6. Volcano tectonics of the Western United States Charles A. Wood and Scott Baldridge
    7. Volcanoes of Washington
    8. Volcanoes of Oregon
    9. Volcanoes of California
    10. Volcanoes of Idaho
    11. Volcanoes of Nevada
    12. Volcanoes of Wyoming
    13. Volcanoes of Colorado
    14. Volcanoes of Utah
    15. Volcanoes of Arizona
    16. Volcanoes of New Mexico
    17. Volcano tectonics of the Hawaiian Islands Charles A. Wood
    18. Volcanoes of Hawaii
    Contributor index
    Volcano index.

  • Editors

    Charles A. Wood, Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center, Houston

    Jürgen Kienle, University of Alaska, Fairbanks

    Contributors

    Charles A. Wood, J. Kienle, C. J. Nye, J. G. Souther, C. J. Hickson, Scott Baldridge

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