Fire in the Sea

It is a case study of a natural disaster that will fire the imagination. Excellent colour photographs and illustrations along with easily understandable scientific and historic details make this book highly appealing to a wide audience.

Fire in the Sea

Author: Walter Ludwig Friedrich

Publisher:

ISBN: 9780521652902

Page: 258

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When the Greek island of Santorini, or Thera, erupted dramatically in the seventeenth or sixteenth century BC, it produced one of the largest explosions ever witnessed by humankind. The event covered Bronze Age settlements on the island with volcanic ash, and altered the course of civilisation in the region, possibly giving rise to the legend of Atlantis. Fire in the Sea blends the thrill of scientific discovery with a popular presentation of the geology, archaeology, history, peoples and environmental setting of Santorini. It is a case study of a natural disaster that will fire the imagination. Excellent colour photographs and illustrations along with easily understandable scientific and historic details make this book highly appealing to a wide audience. It will also be useful as a supplementary text for introductory courses in earth and atmospheric science, geology, volcanology, palaeoclimatology, as well as ancient history and archaeology.

Volcanoes in the Sea

Well written and superbly illustrated, this work includes chapters on tectonic plates, volcanoes, erosion by water and wind, the ocean, ice and glaciers, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Volcanoes in the Sea

Author: Gordon A. Macdonald

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 9780824808327

Page: 544

View: 250

Well written and superbly illustrated, this work includes chapters on tectonic plates, volcanoes, erosion by water and wind, the ocean, ice and glaciers, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Diving to a Deep sea Volcano

Presents a history of the discovery and exploration of hydrothermal vents and undersea volcanoes, and tells how these scientific expeditions help researchers understand marine ecology.

Diving to a Deep sea Volcano

Author: Kenneth Mallory

Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt

ISBN: 9780618332052

Page: 60

View: 448

Presents a history of the discovery and exploration of hydrothermal vents and undersea volcanoes, and tells how these scientific expeditions help researchers understand marine ecology.

The World Under the Sea

On March 2 , 1923 , a Japanese steamer , when off the Annam coast , sighted a
cloud of white smoke arising from the sea . The surface was disturbed and at
intervals there emerged large volumes of volcanic gases , whence sea water and
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The World Under the Sea

Author: Bertie Webster Smith

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Page: 222

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Fire Under the Sea

The Discovery of the Most Extraordinary Environment on Earth--volcanic Hot
Springs on the Ocean Floor Joseph Cone. cliffs that surrounded the caldera . The
sub had continued to slip down for 300 feet beneath the cliffs until it was just
above ...

Fire Under the Sea

Author: Joseph Cone

Publisher: William Morrow & Company

ISBN:

Page: 285

View: 120

Examines the implications for science of the discovery of seafloor hot springs, and discusses new theories about the origins of life on Earth, the changing world climate, and the formation of gold

The Life of Sea Islands

A volcanic island is formed when molten lava ( shown in red ) breaks through a
fissure in the earth's crust and begins to accumulate on the sea floor ( top ) . Still
invisible from the surface , the mountain grows higher as more lava flows down
its ...

The Life of Sea Islands

Author: Norman John Berrill

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ISBN:

Page: 231

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Volcanoes of the Philippines

When it exploded under the sea , the volcano ejected lava . Lava is the red - hot
liquid rock that comes out of a volcano during an eruption . The lava cooled , then
hardened and settled on top of the volcano . This made the volcano taller — tall ...

Volcanoes of the Philippines

Author: Maria Elena Paterno

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 32

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Sea Trek

This Galápagos Platform is 400 metres ( 1300 feet ) below sea level , while the
ocean around it is 2000 – 3000 metres ( 6500 – 10 000 feet ) deep . The volcanic
mountains appeared above sea level relatively recently , and the oldest islands ...

Sea Trek

Author: Martha Holmes

Publisher: Bbc Publications

ISBN: 9780563367369

Page: 240

View: 110

Based upon the BC TV series the author explores five fascinating ocean locations -- in the Galapagos Islands; the Great Barrier Reef; the kelp forests of the California coast; the volcanic seascapes of Hawaii; and the coral reefs of the Caribean.

The Volcano Letter

A Weekly News Leaflet of the Hawaiian Volcano Research Association. FIGURE
2. ... It overlies lithified calcareous sand dunes formed during a low stand of the
sea , probably at the time of the last advance of the Pleistocene glaciers . At times
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The Volcano Letter

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The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

ARCTIC ARCTIC waow OCEAN OCEAN Barrow Colville River Volcanoes of
Alaska Source : Alaska Department of Natural Resources Noatak River Kobuk
River Rive : Yukon Rivet KOYU Yukon River Fairbanks Tanana Rives Susitna
med ...

The Bering Sea and Aleutian Islands

Author: Terry Lee Johnson

Publisher: University of Alaska Sea Grant

ISBN:

Page: 191

View: 902

This richly illustrated book unveils the mystery and wonder of the vast Bering Sea region, from the shores of Alaska, along the volcanic stretch of the Aleutian Islands, to the Russian coast, Author Terry Johnson tells how the biological and physical worlds above and below the sea meld to form a complex and rich natural environment. The book also covers history, from early Russian exploration and exploitation, through the U.S. purchase of Alaska, the international struggles of World War II and the Cold War, to present-day efforts to manage the abundant natural resources. To see photos from this book, visit www.uaf.edu/seagrant/bookstore/beringsea.

Atlas of the Sea

The atolls are formed of coral that has gradually built up on the tops of extinct
volcanoes flung up close to the surface . Coral grows in only about the top 200 -
foot - layer of ocean ( the depth to which strong light penetrates and where the
right ...

Atlas of the Sea

Author: Robert Barton

Publisher:

ISBN:

Page: 128

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