Volcano Discoveries

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Hardback - December 2015 - AU $40.00

Take a journey around the world with one of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published.

One of the most eye-catching guides to the world’s volcanoes ever published, Volcano Discoveries is packed with stunning photography and expert analysis of these stunning geological features. Introductory chapters include clear and concise information on plate tectonics, different types of volcanoes, different eruption styles and volcanic hazards. + Full description

The main chapters of the book take the reader on a journey around the world, with the key objectives being to illustrate some of the ‘typical’ volcanic features and also show that each and every volcano is unique with regards to the combination of location, age, tectonic setting, historic eruptions, eruption style, nature and culture around it.

The ‘narrative’ describes a journey beginning in Iceland and taking in Italy, Turkey, Greece, Egypt, Ethiopia, Congo, Tanzania and the Canary Islands. We cross the Atlantic to look at the Guatemalan volcanoes and then travel north to the USA, ending up in the Aleutian Islands and Hawaii. In the south Pacific we examine the famous volcanoes of Vanuatu and New Zealand, before taking in Japan and Indonesia, ending at Krakatau.

An ideal book for volcano enthusiasts of all levels, from experts to those with an amateur interest. It is also a good educational tool for children studying the subject at school, whilst the remarkable imagery of active volcanoes makes it an excellent gift book.

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Hardback | December 2015 | $ 40.00
ISBN: 9781921517358 | 240 pages
Publisher: New Holland


German volcanologist Dr Tom Pfeiffer has been a photographer and tour guide since 1995. He holds a PhD degree from the University of Aarhus, Denmark, for his research into the famous Mediterranean volcanoes of Santorini and Vesuvius. After finishing his doctorate he started his own company, VolcanoDiscovery, in order to share his passion for active volcanoes through his now renowned volcano website. His photographs have been featured in National Geographic and he has been organising and guiding tours to active volcanoes across the globe. In between all the traveling, Tom enjoys working from his home in Athens, Greece. Belgian geologist Dr Ingrid Smet has been studying ancient volcanism in the Saronic Gulf, Greece, since 2007. During her doctorate at Ghent University, Belgium, she was involved in teaching, organising student field trips and supervising BSc/MSc studies of volcanoes – making her realise how much she likes to explain geology.