Francesco Stoppa

Francesco Stoppa, PhD, is a full professor of Volcanology and Geochemistry at the G. d\'Annunzio University of Chieti, Italy. He specializes in the alkaline, mafic-ultramafic volcanism with particular emphasis on its geodynamic properties. He maintains long-term collaboration with famous English petrologists, such as Ken Bailey, Keith Bell, and Alan Woolley, and leads high-profile scientific exchange and research with Russian and Chinese specialists, experimenting in new approaches to the major challenges that the volcanic phenomenon poses to humans. He discovered a number of carbonatites in Italy, publishing his work in widely circulated international journals. He is an activist in organizing international conferences and excursions on the alkaline volcanoes of Italy and Spain. He is also engaged in conservation programs of volcanic areas and in the mitigation of seismic and volcanic risk. He devotes much of his research in Italy to the monogenic intra-Apennine ultra-alkaline volcanoes, as well as to Mount Vulture Volcano and to the Roman province. His main research areas outside of Italy are Uganda, Canary Islands, and Calatrava in Castilla-La Mancha.

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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.

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