Best Volcanology Books
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1. AFOQT Study Guide: Air Force Officer Qualifying Test Prep Book (2021-2022)
Author: by Military Prep Academy
Published at: Independently published (December 13, 2020)
Are you planning on taking the AFOQT and want to get your best score? Experienced educators at Military Prep Academy have created a comprehensive study guide for the Air Force Officer Qualifying Test. This exam preparation book covers every section on the AFOQT:Verbal AnalogiesArithmetic Reasoning Word KnowledgeMath KnowledgeReading ComprehensionSituational JudgementSelf-Description InventoryPhysical ScienceTable ReadingInstrument ComprehensionBlock CountingAviation Information300+ Practice Test Questions: Each section of the AFOQT is covered in this study guide and is accompanied by a real length practice test that will prepare you for the official test.
Detailed Answer Guide: After each practice test, we have included a detailed answer guide. Not only does it contain the correct answers to the practice test questions, but it explains how to arrive at the correct answer. You can learn from your mistakes on the practice test by checking your answers with the detailed answer guide.
2. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Author: by Simon Winchester
Harper Perennial; 1st Harper Perennial Ed. Publ. 2005 edition (July 5, 2005)
The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth’s most dangerous volcano – Krakatoa. The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa – the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster – was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people.
Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round die planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light.
The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogot and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island’s destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away.
3. Quantum Physics for Beginners: The Quantum Theory Bible : Discover the Deepest Secrets of the Law of Attraction and Q Mechanics Related to the Birth of the Universe
Author: by Loew T. Kaufmann
Published at: Independently published (September 23, 2020)
Is it Really Possible to make Laws of Attraction Work for you? Do you want to see the Applications of Quantum Physics in the real World and Universe? Then you’d better Keep reading… While physics does play a role in our lives, most of it involves things we don’t think about.
For example, physics helps to define how our world is put together on the molecular level. Understanding that enabled them to split atoms and use various waves to transmit information via data and sound. At the same time, it’s interesting to look at how physics can be used to help us understand dimensions, even the ones that might not be easily found or seen.
Various aspects of physics have been used in cosmology. This book covers the following topics:Before Quantum Physics: Light and Matter ;Deep through the Theory of Relativity ;Was Einstein correct about Entanglement ? Why Max Planck is considered the father of the Quantum Theory ?
Are Dark Matter and Black Hole related ? The 18 biggest unsolved Mysteries in Physics ;Exactly What Is Time ? How Space and Time Could Be a Quantum Error-Correcting Code ? The birth and foundations of Quantum Mechanics ;Fundamental Principles and Laws .And Much More…
4. Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
Author: by Steve Olson
Published at: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (March 7, 2017)
A riveting history of the Mount St. Helens eruption that will “long stand as a classic of descriptive narrative” (Simon Winchester). For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings from Mount St. Helens in southwestern Washington State.
Still, no one was prepared when a cataclysmic eruption blew the top off of the mountain, laying waste to hundreds of square miles of land and killing fifty-seven people. Steve Olson interweaves vivid personal stories with the history, science, and economic forces that influenced the fates and futures of those around the volcano.
Eruption delivers a spellbinding narrative of an event that changed the course of volcanic science, and an epic tale of our fraught relationship with the natural world. 8 pages of illustrations; 8 maps
5. Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park
Author: by Greg Breining
Published at: Voyageur Press; First edition (February 15, 2007)
Despite growing evidence of geothermic activity under America’s first and foremost national park, it took geologists a long time to realize that there was actually a volcano beneath Yellowstone. And then, why couldn’t they find the caldera or crater? Because, as an aerial photograph finally revealed, the caldera is 45 miles wide, encompassing all of Yellowstone.
What will happen, in human terms, when it erupts? Greg Breining explores the shocking answer to this question and others in a scientific yet accessible look at the enormous natural disaster brewing beneath the surface of the United States. Yellowstone is one of the world’s five “super volcanoes.” When it erupts, much of the nation will be hit hard.
Though historically Yellowstone has erupted about every 600,000 years, it has not done so for 630,000, meaning it is 30,000 years overdue. Starting with a scenario of what will happen when Yellowstone blows, this fascinating study describes how volcanoes function and includes a timeline of famous volcanic eruptions throughout history.
6. The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
Author: by Haraldur Sigurdsson
Published at: Academic Press; 2nd edition (April 14, 2015)
Volcanoes are unquestionably one of the most spectacular and awe-inspiring features of the physical world. Our paradoxical fascination with them stems from their majestic beauty and powerful, sometimes deadly, destructiveness. Notwithstanding the tremendous advances in volcanology since ancient times, some of the mystery surrounding volcanic eruptions remains today.
The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes summarizes our present knowledge of volcanoes; it provides a comprehensive source of information on the causes of volcanic eruptions and both the destructive and beneficial effects. The early chapters focus on the science of volcanism (melting of source rocks, ascent of magma, eruption processes, extraterrestrial volcanism, etc..
Later chapters discuss human interface with volcanoes, including the history of volcanology, geothermal energy resources, interaction with the oceans and atmosphere, health aspects of volcanism, mitigation of volcanic disasters, post-eruption ecology, and the impact of eruptions on organismal biodiversity.
7. Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World
Author: by Gillen D’Arcy Wood
Published at: Princeton University Press (September 15, 2015)
A global history of the climate catastrophe caused by the Tambora eruptionWhen Indonesia’s Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years.
Communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and civil unrest on a catastrophic scale. Here, Gillen D’Arcy Wood traces Tambora’s global and historical reach: how the volcano’s three-year climate change regime initiated the first worldwide cholera pandemic, expanded opium markets in China, and plunged the United States into its first economic depression.
Bringing the history of this planetary emergency to life, Tambora sheds light on the fragile interdependence of climate and human societies to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century.
8. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy and Empath: A Simple Cbt Guide For a Journey of Self-Care For The Highly Sensitive Person to Overcome Fear, Depression and Anxiety in Relationship. (Empath Healing)
Author: by Courtney Evans
Published at: Independently published (August 1, 2020)
Anxiety, depression, fear and constant worry do not allow you to live fulfilling relationships? Have you heard about the wonders of cognitive behavioral therapy and now are looking for effective strategies to successfully implement it into your life? If you have answered “yes” to at least one of these questions, then this book is for you…
Feeling other people’s emotions or sensations by experiencing them in your own body is an innate gift. Not only do you know exactly what another person is feeling, but you get to feel the emotions inside your own skin; exactly as if they were your own.
This is one side of the coin, but the other side hides insidious discomfort. Feeling the mental and physical symptoms that come with others emotions can be dramatically toxic if not treated properly. Our sensitivity can transmit anxiety, depression, panic attacks and more…
The journey to discover your identity and your capacity to maximize your abilities is hard and full of obstacles. People around you know how to be malicious and this can reduce you to the mercy of your emotions. It feels like being sensitive among the insensitive.
9. Island on Fire
Author: by Alexandra Witze
Published at: Pegasus Books; Reprint edition (February 1, 2016)
Laki is Iceland’s largest volcano. Its eruption in 1783 is one of history’s great, untold natural disasters. Spewing out sun-blocking ash and then a poisonous fog for eight long months, the effects of the eruption lingered across the world for years.
It caused the deaths of people as far away as the Nile and created catastrophic conditions throughout Europe. Island on Fire is the story not only of a single eruption but the people whose lives it changed, the dawn of modern volcanology, as well as the historyand potentialof other super-volcanoes like Laki around the world.
And perhaps most pertinently, in the wake of the eruption of another Icelandic volcano, Eyjafjallajkull, which closed European air space in 2010, acclaimed science writers Witze and Kanipe look at what might transpire should Laki erupt again in our lifetime.
10. The Last Days of St. Pierre: The Volcanic Disaster That Claimed 30,000 Lives
Author: by Ernest Zebrowski
Published at: Rutgers University Press (February 1, 2002)
On May 8, 1902, Mont Pele on the island of Martinique exploded. A deadly cloud of steam and ash churned through plantations and villages, flattened the grand city of St. Pierre, then thundered into the bay where it sank eighteen ships and hundreds of smaller craft.
Within a minute or two, nearly 30,000 humans died. The splintered rubble of their homes and belongings burned for three days, and the world began to understand the awesome power of nues ardentes, glowing avalanches of hot gas and debris that sweep down the slopes of volcanoes, instantly steaming to death anything in its path.
The enormous death toll was particularly tragic because it was avoidable. Had it not been for an unfortunate combination of scientific misjudgment and political hubris, most of the victims would have escaped. In The Last Days of St. Pierre, Ernest Zebrowski Jr. counts down the days leading up to the catastrophe, and unfolds a tale intertwining human foolishness and heroism with the remarkable forces of nature.
11. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: Transform Your Life to Achieve Your Goals
Author: by Jack Barrett
Published at: Independently published (January 26, 2020)
Change is inevitable, that’s no secret. We all yearn for a lasting change in life. Unfortunately, such a change doesn’t come easily. Change Your Habits, Change Your Life: Transform Your Life to Achieve Goals is a comprehensive guide that will help you change your habits in a way that will bring about a positive change in your life.
Have you ever wondered why some people find it easy to reach their goals in life? Are you tired of complaining and waiting for the best to happen in your life? Do you feel that you need a roadmap that will guide you to formulate the right habits that will lead you to success?
One interesting aspect of your life is that you’re 100% responsible for everything that happens to you. Therefore, if you are looking to transform your life, it all depends on the actions you are willing to take from today moving forward.
With the help of this guide, you will understand that changing your habits is largely dependent on what you do every day. More importantly, this e-book sheds light on the importance of taking one step at a time as you strive for greatness in your life.
12. La Catastrophe: The Eruption of Mount Pelee, the Worst Volcanic Disaster of the 20th Century
Author: by Alwyn Scarth
Published at: Oxford University Press; 1st edition (June 22, 2002)
On May 8, 1902, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mount Pele loosed the most terrifying and lethal eruption of the twentieth century. In minutes, it killed 27,000 people and leveled the city of Saint-Pierre. In La Catastrophe, Alwyn Scarth provides a gripping day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of this devastating eruption, based primarily on chilling eyewitness accounts.
Scarth recounts how, for many days before the great eruption, a series of smaller eruptions spewed dust and ash. Then came the eruption. A blinding flash lit up the sky. A tremendous cannonade roared out that was heard in Venezuela.
Then a scorching blast of superheated gas and ash shot straight down towards Saint-Pierre, racing down at hundreds of miles an hour. This infernal avalanche of dark, billowing, reddish-violet fumes, flashing lightning, ash and rocks, crashed and rolled headlong, destroying everything in its path-public buildings, private homes, the town hall, the Grand Hotel.