Volcanoes and the Environment

by Joan Marti,

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  • 0511126395
  • 9780521597258
  • 9780511126390
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.
  • Cambridge University Press; January 2008
  • ISBN 9780511126390
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  • Title: Volcanoes and the Environment
  • Author: Joan Marti (ed.); Gerald G. J. Ernst (ed.)
  • Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Subject categories
ISBNs
  • 0511126395
  • 9780521597258
  • 9780511126390

In The Press

'Spanning a variety of topics from geology to climatology and ecology, this very readable book will appeal to a wide range of readers interested in earth science, geography, ecology, social science and environmental issues.' Open University Geological Society Journal