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Volcanoes: A Beginner's Guide

Rosaly M. C. Lopes

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Oneworld Publications
12 January 2011
Popular science; Volcanology & seismology; The Earth: natural history general
As one of the most fascinating and volatile forces on earth, volcanoes have long been the subject of worship, fear, and study. With the aid of famous 'case histories' Lopes provides a unique background to volcanoes, what they are, why they form, and how they erupt. From the Sunset Crater in Arizona and Krakatau in Indonesia to the exotic volcanoes of the outer solar system this guide illustrates the dangers of volcanoes and their importance in shaping the world around us.
By:   Rosaly M. C. Lopes
Imprint:   Oneworld Publications
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 15mm
Weight:   200g
ISBN:   9781851687251
ISBN 10:   1851687254
Series:   Beginner's Guides
Pages:   208
Publication Date:   12 January 2011
Audience:   General/trade ,  ELT Advanced
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Dr Rosaly Lopes is a principal scientist at NASA's Jet Propulsion Laboratory, and Lead Scientist for Geophysics and Planetary Geosciences. In 2006, she was honoured in the Guinness Book of World Records for having discovered the most active volcanoes anywhere, and she is author of The Volcano Adventure Guide (2005).

Reviews for Volcanoes: A Beginner's Guide

We begin with a 'volcanoes for dummies, very elementary introduction to the subject. It is part of a series of 'beginners guides' to just about everything. The author, Rosaly Lopes, is able to make the complicated clear without talking down to her readers. Her professional papers are equally clear. Anyone from the age of 12 on up, who is curious about volcanoes from the [under]groud on up, will find here a plain language guide to a fascinating area of science. From the first chapter: What are Volcanoes , to the last: Exotic Volcanoes of the Outer Solar System, followed by a look at current research techniques. It will make a good gift for a curious teen, a general science teacher, or writer of disaster novels/movies - it will definitely be appreciated. * Volcanology *


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