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Volcano Discoveries : A Photographic Journey Around the World (Hardcover) (Tom Pfeiffer)
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One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published – packed with stunning photography. Introductory chapters include clear and concise information on plate tectonics, different types of volcanoes, different eruption styles and volcanic hazards.
The main chapters of the book take the reader on a journey around the world, with the key objectives being to illustrate some of the ‘typical’ volcanic features and also show that each and every volcano is unique with regards to the combination of location, age, tectonic setting, historic eruptions, eruption style, nature and culture around it.
The ‘narrative’ describes a journey beginning in Iceland and taking in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Ethiopia, Congo, Tanzania and the Canary Islands. We cross the Atlantic to look at the Guatemalan volcanoes and then travel north to the USA, ending up in the Aleutian Islands and Hawaii. In the south Pacific we examine the famous volcanoes of Vanuatu and New Zealand, before taking in Japan and Indonesia, ending at Krakatau.
An ideal book for volcano enthusiasts of all levels, from experts to those with an amateur interest. It is also a good educational tool for children studying the subject at school, whilst the remarkable imagery of active volcanoes makes it an excellent gift book.