Volcanoes of North America: United States and Canada
Volcanoes of North America capitalises on the vast body of volcano literature now available to present, in a single source, detailed information about volcanoes found in North America. It contains brief accounts, written by leading experts in volcanology, of over 250 volcanoes and volcanic fields formed during the last 5 million years. The volcanoes of the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, and Canada are described. The precise location of each volcano is given, and the volcano is classified by type. Information about composition and eruptive history is also included. Each narrative description is accompanied by a photograph, a map of each location, and an extremely helpful statement on how to reach each volcano. The entries are mostly written at a level understandable by lay readers, but technical terms are also used and a background in geology is advantageous. Volcanoes of North America will be a standard reference work for practising volcanologists, petrologists, and geochemists, and to some extent, geographers. In addition, the maps and the 'How to get there' sections make this a highly valuable book for anyone interested in natural history or fascinated by volcanoes.
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Contents vent map and table
Volcano tectonics of the Western
Volcanoes of Idaho 246 Volcanoes of New Mexico
Volcanoes of Wyoming 263 Charles A Wood
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Alaska Peninsula Aleutian arc Aleutian Islands alkali basalt alkalic basalt flows basaltic andesite Basin breccia British Columbia Butte caldera canic cano Cascade Range central cinder cones complex Crater Creek dacite deposits dikes domes eastern Elevation exposed faults field Lat/Long flank fumaroles Garibaldi Geol Geologic map glacial Glacier Hawaii Highway historic activity Composition Holocene K-Ar km Eruptive History Lake lava field lava flows maar mafic magma Mauna Monogenetic Monogenetic volcanic field Mount Mountain northeast northern northwest occur olivine olivine basalt Oregon pahoehoe Peak photograph Plateau Pleistocene Pliocene pyroclastic flows Quaternary References rhyodacite rhyolite ridges rift zone road scoria shield volcano silicic SIO2 slopes Snake River Plain southeast southern southwest stratovolcano subduction summit tectonic tephra thick tholeiitic basalt tion topographic map tuff tuff rings USCS USGS Valley vents Volcanic Belt volcanic center volcanic field volcanic rocks Volcano Diameter western Wrangell yr BP