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Volcanoes

Ollier, Cliff

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Volcanic eruption is the most spectacular of all landscape-forming processes, and has a fascination for the scientist and the ordinary man alike. This book gives an up-to-date account of the mechanism of volcanic activity, the products of eruption, and especially the many varieties of landform produced by vulcanism. It also describes the processes of weathering and erosion that attack volcanoes and lava flows, and discusses the course of landscape evolution in volcanic areas. The numerous...[Show more]

dc.contributor.authorOllier, Cliff
dc.date.accessioned2017-04-18T06:24:21Z
dc.date.available2017-04-18T06:24:21Z
dc.date.copyright1969
dc.identifier.otherb1032284
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1885/115134
dc.description.abstractVolcanic eruption is the most spectacular of all landscape-forming processes, and has a fascination for the scientist and the ordinary man alike. This book gives an up-to-date account of the mechanism of volcanic activity, the products of eruption, and especially the many varieties of landform produced by vulcanism. It also describes the processes of weathering and erosion that attack volcanoes and lava flows, and discusses the course of landscape evolution in volcanic areas. The numerous examples of eruptions, disasters, landforms, and scientific investigations are drawn from all over the world, with some emphasis on volcanic features of Australasia. The distribution of volcanoes is explained in conjunction with modern ideas of the evolution of the earth's crust, and the final chapter discusses methods used to predict eruptions as well as what to do when an eruption occurs. Volcanoes is aimed at the level of undergraduate geomorphology students, but will be of interest to geologists, geophysicists, and hydrologists. It is also a suitable introduction to volcanoes for schools and for the general reader. Like other volumes of the Introduction to Systematic Geomorphology series it is well illustrated with diagrams and photographs.
dc.format.extent177 pages
dc.format.mimetypeapplication/pdf
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherAustralian National University Press
dc.rightsAuthor/s retain copyright
dc.subject.lcshVolcanoes
dc.titleVolcanoes
dc.typeBook
dc.date.issued1969
local.publisher.urlhttp://press.anu.edu.au/
local.type.statusPublished Version
dc.date.updated2017-04-18T06:24:20Z
local.bibliographicCitation.placeofpublicationCanberra, ACT, Australia
dcterms.accessRightsOpen Access
dc.provenanceThis republication is part of the digitisation project being carried out by Scholarly Information Services/Library and ANU Press under the provisions of Section 200AB of the Copyright Act, 1968 - http://www6.austlii.edu.au/cgi-bin/viewdoc/au/legis/cth/consol_act/ca1968133/s200ab.html
CollectionsANU Press (1965-Present)

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