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Updates in Volcanology - A Comprehensive Approach to Volcanological Problems

Edited by Francesco Stoppa, ISBN 978-953-307-434-4, 256 pages, Publisher: InTech, Chapters published January 13, 2012 under CC BY 3.0 license
DOI: 10.5772/925
Edited Volume

This book ranges from the geologic-petrologic description of world-wide major volcanic fields unfamiliar to international literature, to the discussion and interpretation of the results in light of geophysical techniques. It focuses on several situations that represent large-scale volcanism on Earth, related both with intra-plate or active margins. Many large volcanic complexes of Easter countries are presented, including Japan, Siberian Russia, and Mongolia. A detailed account of the European volcanic province of the Pannonia basin and Central-Southern Spain is given. Southern hemisphere areas of Antarctica and Polynesia are considered as well. The chapters are very informative for those who wish for a guide to visiting, or are curious about main characteristics of the above volcanic areas, some of which are remote and not easily accessible.