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Volcanoes and the Environment

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Steven N. Carey, Robert I. Tilling, Joan Martí, Arnau Folch, Ray A. F. Cas, Stephen Self, Karl O. Stetter, Paul B. Wignall, Virginia H. Dale, Johanna Delgado-Acevedo, James MacMahon, John S. Edwards, Peter J. Baxter, Wendell A. Duffield, Harold L. Gibson, Grant Heiken, David K. Chester, Charlotte Benson
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  • Date Published: January 2008
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521597258

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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.

    • An all-inclusive text that goes beyond the geological working of volcanoes to consider their environmental and sociological impacts
    • Each chapter is written by one of the world's leading authorities on the subject
    • Accessible to students and researchers from a wide variety of backgrounds
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    Reviews & endorsements

    'Spanning a variety of topics from geology to climatology and ecology, this very readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in earth science, geography, ecology, social science and environmental issues.' Open University Geological Society Journal

    '… this book … provides the reader with excellent summaries on themes as disparate as volcano hazards, geothermal energy and ore deposits.' Geography

    'The content of this book is of a high quality… concise and easy to follow with relevant figures and tables … The text is accessible to researchers of several different disciplines and would form a useful text book for students in environmental sciene departments. Volcanoes and the Environment achieves its goals.' Journal of Environmental Conservation

    '… a very worthwhile addition to the volcanologist's bookshelf … sure … to inform even the most seasoned volcanologists. … The book also makes for an excellent reader for students - from undergraduate level up - thanks to its diverse coverage and review style.' Geological Magazine

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    • Date Published: January 2008
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521597258
    • length: 488 pages
    • dimensions: 246 x 189 x 25 mm
    • weight: 0.86kg
    • contains: 18 tables
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    List of contributors
    Preface
    Acknowledgements
    1. Understanding the physical behaviour of volcanoes Steven N. Carey
    2. Volcano hazards Robert I.Tilling
    3. Anticipating volcanic eruptions Joan Martí and Arnau Folch
    4. Volcanoes and the geological cycle Ray A. F. Cas
    5. Effects of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere and climate Stephen Self
    6. Volcanoes, hydrothermal venting and the origin of life Karl O. Stetter
    7. Volcanism and mass extinctions Paul B. Wignall
    8. Effects of modern volcanic eruptions on vegetation Virginia H. Dale, Johanna Delgado-Acevedo and James MacMahon
    9. Animals and volcanoes: survival and revival John S. Edwards
    10. Human impacts of volcanoes Peter J. Baxter
    11. Volcanoes, geothermal energy and the environment Wendell A. Duffield
    12. Volcanic-hosted ore deposits Harold L. Gibson
    13. Industrial uses of volcanic materials Grant Heiken
    14. Volcanoes, society and culture David K. Chester
    15. Volcanoes and the economy Charlotte Benson
    Index.

  • Editors

    Joan Marti, Institut de Ciències de la Terra 'Jaume Almera', Barcelona

    Gerald G. J. Ernst, Universiteit Gent, Belgium

    Contributors

    Steven N. Carey, Robert I. Tilling, Joan Martí, Arnau Folch, Ray A. F. Cas, Stephen Self, Karl O. Stetter, Paul B. Wignall, Virginia H. Dale, Johanna Delgado-Acevedo, James MacMahon, John S. Edwards, Peter J. Baxter, Wendell A. Duffield, Harold L. Gibson, Grant Heiken, David K. Chester, Charlotte Benson

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