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Pyroclastic Rocks

Authors: Fisher, Richard V., Schmincke, Hans-Ulrich

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Pyroclastic Rocks is the first modern comprehensive treatment of what they are and how they were formed. The subject is discussed against a background of plate tectonics theory and modern advances in volcanology, sedimentology and igneous petrology. The book provides a thorough discussion of magmatic volatiles and pyroclastic processes as well as magma-water interactions. Most of the book is concerned with the wide spectrum of pyroclastic rocks formed on land and under water and by fallout and various flowage mechanisms. Diagenetic processes by which pyroclastic particles are transformed into rocks are discussed in detail. The stratigraphic and tectonic importance of pyroclastic rocks are illustrated using selected case histories. This uniquely integrated account of pyroclastic processes, particles and rocks will prove a valuable aid in reconstructing dynamic aspects of earth evolution as well as predicting future volcanic hazards; understanding sedimentary basins containing petroleum and gas deposits; locating ore deposits in volcanic complexes and heat sources in geothermal prospecting; and facilitating stratigraphic analysis in complex volcanic terrains.

Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)

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eBook 96,29 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Pyroclastic Rocks
Authors
Copyright
1984
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-74864-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-74864-6
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-51341-4
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIV, 472
Number of Illustrations
118 b/w illustrations
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