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Earth Sciences & Geography - Geology | Volcanic Evolution of the Canary Islands

Volcanic Evolution of the Canary Islands

Series: GeoGuide

Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich

2016, 250 p. 260 illus., 250 illus. in color.

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  • A complete review of the geology of one of the worlds major volcanic archipelagos
  • Numerous colour photos and schematic drawings allow clear understanding of geological principles
  • A thorough guide to the Canary Islands Geoheritage
This book reviews the geological evolution of the Canary Islands, one of the major volcanic archipelagos in the world. The authors use a very broad approach and treat major general aspects in 7 chapters before discussing the geology of the individual islands. Chapters include: Age and structure of the oceanic crust around the Canary Islands, temporal evolution, volcanic aprons, volcanic structures and rocks types, petrological evolution, comparison of the Canaries with Hawaii.

Content Level » Research

Keywords » Canary Islands - Geohazards - Geoheritage - Geology - Volcanoes

Related subjects » Energy - Geography - Geology

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