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Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change - Fisher, Richard V. / Heiken, Grant / Hulen, Jeffrey
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1980, ISBN: 9780691002491

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Whenever a volcano threatens to erupt, scientists and adventurers from around the world flock to the site in response to the irresistible allure of one of nature's most dangerous and unpredictable phenomena. In a unique book probing the science and mystery of these fiery features, the authors chronicle not only their geologic behavior but also their profound effect on human life. From Mount Vesuvius to Mount St. Helens, the book covers the surprisingly large variety of volcanoes, the subtle to conspicuous signs preceding their eruptions, and their far-reaching atmospheric consequences. Here scientific facts take on a very human dimension, as the authors draw upon actual encounters with volcanoes, often through firsthand accounts of those who have witnessed eruptions and miraculously survived the aftermath. The book begins with a description of the lethal May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens--complete with an explanation of how safety officials and scientists tried to predict events, and how unsuspecting campers and loggers miles away struggled against terrifying blasts of ash, stone, and heat. The story moves quickly to the ways volcanoes have enhanced our lives, creating mineral-rich land, clean thermal energy, and haunting landscapes that in turn benefit agriculture, recreation, mining, and commerce. Religion and psychology embroider the account, as the authors explore the impact of volcanoes on the human psyche through tales of the capricious volcano gods and attempts to appease them, ranging from simple homage to horrific ritual sacrifice. "Volcanoes" concludes by assisting readers in experiencing these geological phenomena for themselves. An unprecedented "tourist guide to volcanoes" outlines over forty sites throughout the world. Not only will travelers find information on where to go and how to get there, they will also learn what precautions to take at each volcano. Tourists, amateur naturalists, and armchair travelers alike will find their scientific curiosity whetted by this informative and entertaining book. Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change Fisher, Richard V. / Heiken, Grant / Hulen, Jeffrey, Princeton University Press

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Volcanoes - Richard V. Fisher; Grant Heiken; Jeffrey Hulen
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The authors, professional volcanologists all, offer a rigorous geological account of the formation and composition of the many types of volcanoes, among them calderas, domes, and maars. They examine the chemistry of volcanic gases; consider the role volcanoes play in the formation of precious stones and minerals; and analyze advances in accurate seismological prediction and emergency disaster relief. They provide, in short, an admirably complete primer for volcano buffs, to which they add an unusual appendix describing the world's great volcanoes from a traveler's point of view, with directions for scaling peaks like Canada's Mount Garibaldi, Indonesia's Galanggung, and Italy's Stromboli. earth sciences,earthquakes and volcanoes,education and reference,geology,geophysics,natural history,nature and ecology,physics,science and math,science and math Geology, Princeton University Press

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The authors, professional volcanologists all, offer a rigorous geological account of the formation and composition of the many types of volcanoes, among them calderas, domes, and maars. They examine the chemistry of volcanic gases; consider the role volcanoes play in the formation of precious stones and minerals; and analyze advances in accurate seismological prediction and emergency disaster relief. They provide, in short, an admirably complete primer for volcano buffs, to which they add an unusual appendix describing the world's great volcanoes from a traveler's point of view, with directions for scaling peaks like Canada's Mount Garibaldi, Indonesia's Galanggung, and Italy's Stromboli. earth sciences,earthquakes and volcanoes,education and reference,geology,geophysics,natural history,nature,nature and ecology,physics,science and math Geology, Princeton University Press

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[( VOLCANOES: CRUCIBLES OF CHANGE )] [BY: R.V. FISHER] [SEP-1998] - R.V. FISHER
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PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998. Paperback. Used; Good. Paperback: Used but in Good Condition for sensible price. Wear to extremities. Covers creased. Ships from the UK within 24 hours. Your purchase helps support authors through the Book Author Resale Right. Bookbarn International Inventory #1849774, PRINCETON UNIVERSITY PRESS, 1998

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Volcanoes - Crucibles of Change - 1998 - FISHER HEIKEN und  HULEN
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Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change

Assisting readers in experiencing this geological phenomena, the authors draw upon actual encounters with volcanoes, often through firsthand accounts of those who have witnessed eruptions and miraculously survived the terrifying aftermath. 46 line illustrations. 85 halftones.

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EAN (ISBN-13): 9780691002491
ISBN (ISBN-10): 0691002495
Paperback
Publishing year: 1998
Publisher: PRINCETON UNIV PR
334 Pages
Weight: 0,494 kg
Language: eng/Englisch

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ISBN/EAN: 0691002495

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0-691-00249-5, 978-0-691-00249-1


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