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Active Volcanoes of the World

Volcanoes of the Azores

Revealing the Geological Secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands

Editors: Kueppers, Ulrich, Beier, Christoph (Eds.)

  • First comprehensive overview of geological features in the Azores from volcanological, geochemical, petrological, paleontological, structural and hydrological perspectives
  • Description of the top three outcrops on each of the nine Azores islands
  • Includes a chapter on "Volcanoes and Society", which is of great use for everyone working in hazard management in a comparable geological setting
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  • ISBN 978-3-642-32226-6
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Hardcover $129.00
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About this book

The Azores archipelago consists of nine islands that emerge from the Azores Plateau in the Central Northern Atlantic, situated within the triple junction of the American, Eurasian and African lithosphere plates. Subaerial volcanic activity has been well known since the Pliocene and continues today, with several well-documented eruptions since the settlement of the islands in the fifteenth century. The origin of the Azores Plateau has been a matter of scientific debate and thus this book provides the first comprehensive overview of geological features in the Azores from volcanological, geochemical, petrological, paleontological, structural and hydrological perspectives

Table of contents (14 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Kueppers, Ulrich (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • A Portrait of the Azores: From Natural Forces to Cultural Identity

    Beier, Rudolf (et al.)

    Pages 3-26

  • The “Azores Geosyndrome” and Plate Tectonics: Research History, Synthesis, and Unsolved Puzzles

    Vogt, Peter R. (et al.)

    Pages 27-56

  • The Contribution of Space-Geodetic Techniques to the Understanding of the Present-Day Geodynamics of the Azores Triple Junction

    Fernandes, Rui M. S. (et al.)

    Pages 57-69

  • Crust and Mantle Structure Beneath the Azores Hotspot—Evidence from Geophysics

    O’Neill, Craig (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

Buy this book

eBook $99.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32226-6
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $129.00
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-642-32225-9
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Volcanoes of the Azores
Book Subtitle
Revealing the Geological Secrets of the Central Northern Atlantic Islands
Editors
  • Ulrich Kueppers
  • Christoph Beier
Series Title
Active Volcanoes of the World
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-32226-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-32226-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-642-32225-9
Series ISSN
2195-3589
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 355
Number of Illustrations and Tables
25 b/w illustrations, 121 illustrations in colour
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