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Volcano: Live, Dormant and Extinct Volcanoes Around the World (Hardcover)
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Illustrated with 200 spectacular photographs, Volcano is a fascinating visual journey around the globe, selecting the most striking live and extinct volcanoes from Alaska to Antarctica, from Tanzania to Tasmania, from Kamchatka in Russia's far east to Indonesia and the Philippines. Did you know that there are more than 60 active volcanoes in Europe today? Or that the longest-existing lava lake is in Ethiopia? Or that Mount Stromboli off the coast of Italy has been in almost continuous eruption for the past 2,000 years? Alongside famous volcanoes such as Mount Etna in Sicily, Mount Vesuvius on the Italian mainland and Mount St. Helens in Washington State, this book features many lesser-known but equally interesting volcanoes across all the continents. Each entry is accompanied with a fascinating caption explaining not only the geological forces at work, but also how the volcano has shaped the history of the surrounding areas across millennia. Presented in a landscape format and with outstanding color photographs of around 100 entries, Volcano is a stunning collection of images.
About the Author
Robert J. Ford is a writer and editor with a long-standing interest in weather and weather photography. He lives in London, UK.