Introducing Volcanology: A Guide to Hot Rocks
This 'guide to hot rocks' is my first solo author book and is great for those generally interested in volcanoes as well as early career Earth Scientits. :-)
Below are some examples of the books layout.
Review in 'Down to Earth; "This is the third title in a series of introductory books for adults and follows' Introducing Geology' and,' Introducing Palaeontology' and follows the same format, and at the same price. This volume has been a long time coming, but I have to say that wait has been worthwhile. It does not disappoint.
This concise book answers the basic questions: What are volcanoes? What is the range of volcanic activity? How do volcanos relate to plate tectonics and the movement of the continents? What's the range and types of eruptions? Can we predict eruptions? It answers all these questions and many more, in a clear, logical and readable way.
This is the first 'entry level' book on volcanology since the appearance of 'Volcanoes' from the Natural History Museum many years ago. Like that book, this one brings the subject alive by the use of clear and dramatic diagrams and excellent, superbly reproduced photographs, in vibrant colour.>
Readers will immediately be able to grasp the fact that volcanoes are at the heart of how the Earth works. The superb diagrams illustrate the internal 'plumbing' of volcanoes and their direct link to the various plate scenarios.>
The reader is taken on a journey through the world of volcanoes from basic Earth chemistry to minerals, to rocks in a logical, seamless process. Everyone should get something from this, it's a great addition to the literature about volcanoes, written by someone who clearly adores his subject!"....Down to Earth, Novemebr 2011.