Volcanoes and the environment / edited by Joan Martí and Gerald Ernst
- Additional Titles:
- Volcanoes & the Environment
- Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2005.
- Physical Description:
- 1 online resource (xiv, 471 pages) : digital, PDF file(s).
- Additional Creators:
- Martí, Joan, Dr. and Ernst, Gerald, 1968-
- Understanding the physical behavior of volcanoes / Steven N. Carey -- Volcano hazards / Robert I. Tilling -- Anticipating volcanic eruptions / Joan Martí and Arnau Folch -- Volcanoes and the geological cycle / Ray A.F. Cas -- Effects of volcanic eruptions on the atmosphere and climate / Stephen Self -- Volcanoes, hydrothermal venting, and the origin of life / Karl O. Stetter -- Volcanism and mass extinctions / Paul B. Wignall -- Effects of modern volcanic eruptions on vegetation / Virginia H. Dale, Johanna Delgado-Acevedo, and James MacMahon -- Animals and volcanoes: survival and revival / John S. Edwards -- Human impacts of volcanoes / Peter J. Baxter -- Volcanoes, geothermal energy, and the environment / Wendell A. Duffield -- Volcano-hosted ore deposits / Harold L. Gibson -- Industrial uses of volcanic materials / Grant Heiken -- Volcanoes, society, and culture / David K. Chester -- Volcanoes and the economy / Charlotte Benson.
- 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.
- 9780511614767 (ebook)
- Title from publisher's bibliographic system (viewed on 05 Oct 2015).
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