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eBook Volcanoes ePub

by Robert W. Decker

  • ISBN: 0716718510
  • Category: Earth Sciences
  • Subcategory: Math Science
  • Author: Robert W. Decker
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: W H Freeman & Co; Revised, Expanded, Subsequent edition (September 1, 1989)
  • Pages: 285
  • ePub book: 1625 kb
  • Fb2 book: 1564 kb
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  • Rating: 4.4
  • Votes: 959


ROBERT DECKER taught at Dartmouth College for 25 years, spent 5 years as the Scientist-in-Charge at the Hawaiian . In fact, I wish I'd read this book first, before "The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes" or "Perils of a Restless Planet.

ROBERT DECKER taught at Dartmouth College for 25 years, spent 5 years as the Scientist-in-Charge at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and has worked with the USGS (. Geological Survey) since 1979. BARBARA DECKER is a Professional Science Writer. Paperback: 320 pages. Its definitions are clear and easy to remember, and usually accompanied by a photograph or drawing.

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Robert Wayne Decker (Williamsport, Pennsylvania, 11 March 1927 – Mariposa, California, 11 June 2005) was an American volcanologist. He attended the Massachusetts Institute of Technology and received his BS degree in 1949 and his MS in 1951. He continued his graduate studies at the Colorado School of Mines and received his DS in 1953 on the geology of the Independence Range in northern Elko County, Nevada.

Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, Hawaii - Mount St. Helen's National Volcanic Monument, Washington . Decker, Barbara, 1929-. Helen's National Volcanic Monument, Washington - Lassen Volcanic National Park, California - Aniakchak National Monument and Preserve, Alaska - Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska - Lake Clark National Park and Preserve, Alaska - Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska - Haleakala National Park, Hawaii. Books for People with Print Disabilities. Internet Archive Books. Uploaded by station39. cebu on December 28, 2019.

Find nearly any book by Robert Decker. Get the best deal by comparing prices from over 100,000 booksellers. Windows on United States of America: 1500 Word Level. ISBN 9780070162938 (978-0-07-016293-8) Softcover, McGraw-Hill Education, 1983.

Book by Barbara Decker; Robert Decker; Illustrator-Richard W. Hazlett. Section 1 how volcanoes work Section 2 volcanoes in Hawaii Section 3 volcanoes around the universe. 95024/?tag prabook0b-20. What's been learned from observing Hawaii volcanoes. NL8GA/?tag prabook0b-20. Volcano Watching (Now Back In Print!

Erupting volcanoes like Kilauea in Hawaii, and sleeping volcanoes like Mount Rainier in Washington State are the core features of 31 of the National Parks and Monuments in the United States. In addition, ancient fires that once fed a chain of volcanoes al show more. Format Paperback 225 pages.

Dr Bob shaped much of the organizational structure of the current Hawaiʻian Volcano Observatory staff-into a scientific staff overseeing the volcano and earthquake monitoring an. .

Robert (Bob) Decker, Scientist-in-Charge from 1979-1984, died at home in Mariposa, California, on June 11, 2005, following a sudden, unexpected downturn in his fight against cancer. Bob and Barbara Decker, Christmas 1980.

Volcanoes have wreaked terrible destruction across the . in recent decades Robert Jensen/USGS. From lava flows and vog in Hawaii to the deadly 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens, these violent geological behemoths can wield ferocious power. On Monday, the United States Geological Survey (USGS) released its latest version of the National Volcanic Threat Assessment. Although it's currently quiet, if it erupted today it could cause lava flows, mudslides, earthquakes and floods.

Describes the formation of the three major types of volcanoes, rift, subduction, and hot spot, and uses their development to explain the basic concepts of earth science


Zonama Zonama
I hardly ever read a college text straight through, but this book was so informative and lucidly written, I could scarcely put it down. I imagine "Volcanoes" is used as a freshman introductory course, as there is very little geological mumbo-jumbo about say, the differences between a reverse dip slip fault and a left lateral strike slip fault.
In fact, I wish I'd read this book first, before "The Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes" or "Perils of a Restless Planet." Its definitions are clear and easy to remember, and usually accompanied by a photograph or drawing. One of my favorites is a photograph of the San Andreas fault, which is a right lateral fault, "so called because for a person standing on either plate, the sense of motion on the opposite side is to the right."
Now, at least I understand the difference between left and right lateral faults. Dip slips and strike slips will have to wait for another book for geometrically-challenged folks like me---I can't just close my eyes and visualize a three dimensional object, unless prompted by very clear diagrams and text.
This book is an introduction to the geology of volcanoes (plate tectonics, the formation of mineral deposits, etc.), rather than a series of stories about dangerous volcanoes, although there is an appendix on "The World's 101 Most Notorious Volcanoes." One of my favorite chapters, "Volcanic Power" has little to do with volcanoes as we usually picture them, e.g. an erupting strato-volcano like Mt. Vesuvius. It is about geothermal energy, and why it might play an important role in our future:
"Even though geothermal power is still an infant and largely unproved industry, its potential makes it worth serious effort and investment. The U.S. Geological Survey in a recent assessment of potential geothermal energy resources in the fifty states to depths of 10 kilometers listed the following estimates: hydrothermal reservoirs, 12 x 10(to the 21st power) joules, or about 2 times the energy in the world's oil reserves; hot dry rock, 32 x 10(to the 24th power) joules, or about 6000 times the energy in the world's oil reserves; magma reservoirs, 4 x 10(to the 23rd power) joules, or about 80 times the energy in the world's oil reserves."
In light of recent history, perhaps we should be investing more research in our geothermal resources.
Read "Volcanoes" if you have any interest at all in geology. It would even make a good high school text, although it is a bit dated: my copy was published in 1981, but the only thing that struck me as out-of-date was a diagram of the Earth's crustal plates---the Juan de Fuca plate was labeled `Gorda Plate,' although everything was pretty much in the right place. Just be sure to buy the revised and expanded version that was published in 1989.
Delan Delan
There is much more to the Geological processes of Plate Tectonics than can be exposed in this small paperback. Required reading for a University course, it's an easy read with a wealth of illustrations and explains the basics in understandable language, explaining technical jargon when it appears. This is a 'get your feet wet' book for the novice, suitable to all ages capable of reading moderately technical texts. It's a quick read and the entire book can possibly be read and absorbed in a day or two, given the desire to do so.
Zugar Zugar
Came without a cover, which was expected. I think this book is a bit dated, but countians a good amount of information on a topic that isn't very well covered.
Andromathris Andromathris
The book is very informative and explains and defines all information needed to start to understand how volcanoes in history and present day have erupted or are active .
Kefrannan Kefrannan
This is a great vintage hardback. I needed it for class, and now I enjoy reading it for fun. Don't be afraid to get less than mint condition books.
Bort Bort
Old, out of date and not in line with professors notes.
Tejar Tejar
Very interesting book
The shopping was quick. The book was in good quality condition. This was the right product I was needing for school.