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Plio-Quaternary Volcanism in Italy

Petrology, Geochemistry, Geodynamics

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  • Updated overview of relations between geodynamics and magmatism

  • Includes supplementary material: sn.pub/extras

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Table of contents (10 chapters)

About this book

Central-Southern Italy and the Tyrrhenian Sea are the sites of extensive Plio-Quaternary magmatic activity. The rock compositions include crustal anatectic granites and rhyolites, tholeiitic, calc-alkaline, shoshonitic volcanics, and potassic to ultrapotassic and Na-alkaline volcanics. This very wide compositional variation makes Italian magmatism one of the most complex petrological issues, the understanding  of which is a challenge for modern petrology and geochemistry. This book summarises the petrological, geochemical and volcanological characteristics of Italian Plio-Quaternary volcanism, and discusses petrogenetic hypotheses and possible geodynamics settings. The book is written for petrologists and geochemists, but fundamental geochemical information is well presented and the use of excessive jargon is avoided,  making the book readable to a wide audience of Earth scientists.

Keywords

  • Earth Sciences
  • Geochemistry
  • Igneous Petrogenesis
  • Petrogenesis
  • Petrology
  • Pliocene
  • Quaternary
  • magma
  • volcanics
  • volcanism
  • volcano

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"There is a rich heritage of volcanologic and petrologic research on Italian volcanoes that covers the last century and a half. This book by Angelo Peccerillo is a truly comprehensive compilation of this research. … This well-crafted, comprehensive synthesis of all that is known about volcanism in Italy allows you to bypass the library, and this should be on the desk of anyone interested in the topic." (Grant Heiken, Journal of Geology, Vol. 115, 2007)

Authors and Affiliations

  • Department of Earth Sciences, Piazza Università 1, Perugia, Italy

    Angelo Peccerillo

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USD 149.00
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  • ISBN: 978-3-540-29092-6
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