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Volcanism and the Upper Mantle

Investigations in the Kurile Island Arc

Part of the book series: Monographs in Geoscience (MOGEO)

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Table of contents (8 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xv
  2. Structure of the Kurile Arc

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 1-6
  3. History of Investigation of the Volcanoes

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 7-19
  4. Structure of the Earth’s Crust and Geophysical Fields

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 21-36
  5. Geology of the Basement

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 37-48
  6. Volcanoes of the Kurile Islands

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 49-234
  7. Petrography and Petrochemistry of the Volcanic Rocks

    • Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov
    Pages 235-276
  8. Back Matter

    Pages 349-385

About this book

The present volume seems to me to be a particularly im­ portant one for several reasons. Not least among these is the fact that it summarizes the work of two decades by G. S. Gorshkov, one of the world's leading volcanologists. In addition, it is the first general work of this length on the volcanism of what might be called a "narrow" island arc, a relatively simple megastructure as com­ pared with the "wide" arcs such as Japan and Indonesia. Finally, in this volume Gorshkov has summarized and cited extensive evi­ dence for his general ideas on the relation between volcanism and the earth's crust and mantle. A few potentially troublesome items should be noted here. In the translation the Russian terms "suite" and "series" have been retained, though for American readers these might better have been translated as "formation" and "group. " In almost all cases Russian place names have simply been transliterated rather than translated (e. g. , "Yuzhnyi Isthmus" rather than "South Isthmus"); in a few cases the English equivalent has been given in brackets where this is essential to the understanding of the author's com­ ments. The adjectives have retained their Russian case endings in the process (masculine -yi or -ii, feminine -aya or -'ya, neuter -oe) and this may occasionally lead to some slight confusion, for example, when the author calls a given feature Severnyi Volcano at one point and Severnaya Mountain at another.

Keywords

  • earthquake
  • formation
  • geophysics
  • lava
  • seismic
  • volcanic arc
  • volcanic rock
  • volcanism
  • volcano
  • hydrogeology

Authors and Affiliations

  • Institute of Volcanology, Siberian Branch, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Kamchatka, USA

    Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Volcanism and the Upper Mantle

  • Book Subtitle: Investigations in the Kurile Island Arc

  • Authors: Georgii Stepanovich Gorshkov

  • Series Title: Monographs in Geoscience

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4684-1767-8

  • Publisher: Springer New York, NY

  • eBook Packages: Springer Book Archive

  • Copyright Information: Plenum Press, New York 1970

  • Softcover ISBN: 978-1-4684-1769-2

  • eBook ISBN: 978-1-4684-1767-8

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XV, 385

  • Topics: Geology

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eBook USD 109.00
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  • ISBN: 978-1-4684-1767-8
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
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  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Softcover Book USD 139.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)