Fire and mud : eruptions and lahars of Mount Pinatubo, Philippines /

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Imprint:Quezon City : Philippine Institute of Volcanology and Seismology ; Seattle : University of Washington Press, [1996]
Description:xviii, 1126 p. : ill. (some col.), maps (some col.) ; 29 cm. + 1 computer disk (3 1/2 in.).
Subject:Lahars -- Philippines -- Pinatubo, Mount, Region.
Pinatubo, Mount (Philippines)
Philippines -- Mount Pinatubo.
Format: Print Book
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Other authors / contributors:Newhall, Christopher G.
Punongbayan, Raymundo.
ISBN:0295975857 (Seattle : alk. paper)
Notes:Includes bibliographical references.
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Fire and Mud is a scholarly work of 62 technical papers documenting events leading up to, during, and after the climactic 1991 eruption of Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines. Volcanologists, petrologists, geophysicists, geochemists, atmospheric scientists, and disaster specialists from at least ten countries have contributed to this interdisciplinary analysis of a dynamic volcanic system drastically altering the local landscape, displacing the local populace, and affecting even the global atmosphere. Fire and Mud is written primarily for scholars, professionals, and advanced students in the fields of volcanology and volcanic hazard mitigation. A quality product with excellent graphics and liberal use of color, it serves as a summary report for the Pinatubo eruption much as did Professional Paper No. 1250, published by the US Geological Survey following the smaller 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. Libraries experiencing a demand for the Mount St. Helens publication should expect the same for Fire and Mud. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals. E. R. Swanson; University of Texas at San Antonio

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