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Published: 25 December 2003

536 Pages | 481 halftones & line illus.

ISBN: 9780199254699

Bookseller Code (04)

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Second Edition

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)
  • A comprehensive new chapter on volcanic hazards clearly explains the complex scientific and sociological issus involved with risk mitigation
  • A complete insight into various studies, including 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

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