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Published: 04 December 2003

536 Pages | numerous halftones and line figures


ISBN: 9780199254699

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This text is published by OUP Higher Education Division

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Second Edition

The Late Peter Francis and Clive Oppenheimer

  • Preserves the particular strengths of the first edition in its immense clarity, engaging humour and excellent illustrations
  • Clear accounts of new findings and new eruptions (such as that on Montserrat)
  • 18 comprehensive new chapters covering volcano monitoring, volcanic hazards and risk mitigation clearly explain the complex scientific and sociological issues involved with volcanic risk management
  • A complete insight into volcanoes of the solar system, including those on Mars and Jupiter, which adds an exciting planetary perspective to the book
  • Clear narrative writing style maintains reader interest and is designed to engage students across a range of disciplines

New to this Edition:

  • New research and findings and new eruptions (such as that on Montserrat)
  • New chapter on volcanic hazards serving to clarify complex scientific and social issues surrounding risk mitigation
  • An update to the planetary perspective of the book with insights into studies of Mars and Jupiter
  • There is an updated chapter on climatic change
  • There are now revised notes at the end of each chapter providing suggestions fopr more directed reading, and updating and moving all references to a unified list following the main chapters
  • Rewording of the title to ''Volcanoes: an environmental perspective" has been implemented to better reflect the global interest in volcanology and the importance of volcanic eruptions on the earth's environment