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Earth on Fire : How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet - Bernhard Edmaier

Earth on Fire

How Volcanoes Shape Our Planet

By: Angelika Jung-Huttl, Bernhard Edmaier (Photographer), Ben Fergusson (Transcribed by)

Hardcover Published: 29th October 2009
ISBN: 9780714857008
Number Of Pages: 224

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This stunning collection of photographs from Bernhard Edmaier showcases the world's most dramatic and beautiful volcanic landscapes.

Divided into five chapters by tectonic plate region, this book includes geothermal regions in Europe, the Americas, Africa, New Zealand, the Indian Ocean and the Caribbean; famous volcanoes such as Mount St. Helens in the USA, Etna in Italy, Kilimanjaro in Tanzania and Krakatoa in Indonesia are just a few of the sites highlighted.

Earth on Fire features images of a wide variety of phenomena from hot flowing lava and towering columns of smoke and ash to lakes, islands and mountain ranges that are the result of volcanic activity, accompanied by clear, accessible texts explaining key details and events.

About the Author

Bernhard Edmaier (b.1957) trained as a civil engineer and geologist and has photographed the earth’s surface for over 15 years. The result of meticulous planning and research, his extraordinary travels take him from the endless deserts of Africa to the ice plains of Iceland and the coral of the Great Barrier Reef. His abstractly beautiful compositions offer an awe-inspiring view of our planet.

Industry Reviews

'If only geography textbooks in school had been this exciting. ... stunning images [...] showing how beautiful, and dangerous, our unstable world can be.' -- Metro

'striking images, accompanied by easy-to-grasp explanations ... Learn from the informative text or just gawp at the pictures of nature at its most angry.' -- Wanderlust

'spectacular ... Crisply written texts [...] explain the formations we observe in the photographs - so we get education as well as eruptions. ... a thrilling introduction to vulcanology [...] and a warming that not all global warming comes from above.' -- Time Out

'With words by geologist Angelika Jung-Huttl and extraordinary pictures such as these, you'll never need to see another disaster movie for your thrills, and you'll also learn a lot about Earth and its origins.' -- Mail on Sunday

'If this fall's destructathon 2012 whetted your appetite for more about the planet's fiery potential for devastation, check out these searing volcano images that positively erupt with craters, calderas, and coursing lava.' -- Entertainment Weekly

'This stunning volume celebrates volcanoes in all their devilish glory.' -- Seattle Times

'Earth on Fire captures the intricacy and size of even the most commonly photographed volcanoes...a stunning addition to any coffee table.' -- EARTH Magazine

1. Introduction

2. Image section divided into five chapters - African plate, Central American plate, North American & Pacific plate, Indo-Australian plate, Eur-Asian plate - consisting of c. 150 large images accompanied by brief descriptive captions.

3. Insights: a selection of illustrated focus studies covering subjects such as tectonic shifts; the life cycle of a volcano; the materials that come out of a volcano - lava flows, volcanic ash etc. - and the impact they have on their immediate surroundings; the internal structure of a volcano; volcanoes and ice; volcanoes and water; erosion and subsidenc; living near volcanoes and the impact of volcanoes on the earth'sclimate.

4. Endmatter: Glossary and Index

ISBN: 9780714857008
ISBN-10: 0714857009
Audience: General
For Grades: 5+
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 224
Published: 29th October 2009
Publisher: Phaidon Press Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 35.0 x 30.7  x 2.8
Weight (kg): 2.44
Edition Number: 1

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