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Volcanoes of Southern Italy

Product Code: VI02
Series: GSL Earth in View
Author/Editor: By J E Guest, P D Cole, A M Duncan and D K Chester
Publication Date: 15 July 2003
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The volcanoes of southern Italy show a wide diversity in the type of volcanism. In consequence, the products and the resulting landforms illustrate most of the known volcanic phenomena, all within a small geographic area. Because the area was at the centre of western civilization in classical times, there is a longer, more continuous record of observed volcanism than in virtually any other part of the world. Thus studies of volcanoes in southern Italy have played a central role in the development of ideas in earth science.

The volcanic history, eruptive activity and the products, petrology, and hazard, are described for seventeen volcanic centres, nine of which have been active in historical time. In addition, the human history of those living on the volcanoes is described, as well as some key scientists and their ideas developed from studies of these volcanoes and their activity.

The book is aimed at providing a background for those visiting southern Italian volcanoes on field trips, to start new research or just for general interest, as well as those wanting to find out more about them.

Type: Book
Ten Digit ISBN: 1-86239-138-6
Thirteen Digit ISBN: 978-1-86239-138-3
Publisher: GSL
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 304
Weight: 0.9 kg

Contents

PREFACE • CHAPTER 1.  Birthplace of volcanology • CHAPTER 2.  Vesuvius • CHAPTER 3.  Campi Flegrei • CHAPTER 4.  Roccamonfina and Vulture • CHAPTER 5. Vulcano • CHAPTER 6. Stromboli • CHAPTER 7.  Lipari and other Eolian Islands • CHAPTER 8. Mount Etna • CHAPTER 9. Other islands: Ischia, Ustica, Linosa, Pantelleria and Graham Island • CHAPTER 10. The future • APPENDIX: Chemical compositions for a selection of rocks from the volcanoes of southern Italy • GLOSSARY • REFERENCES • INDEX 



 

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