This out-of-print volume is now available on CD. This beautiful compendium of work contains extensive and indispensable reference resources in the form of hotspot, tectonic, volcano, and tomographic maps and cross sections of Earth. Some chapters outline the history of the plume hypothesis and other theories for the genesis of hotspots, and several provide tutorials that will be valuable to students and cross-disciplinary scientists. Other chapters present innovative models and theories for individual localities, volcano genesis processes, and related global observations. Many of these include subject reviews, making them doubly valuable to specialists and non-specialists alike. The book will enjoy a long lifetime of usefulness and functions as a reference work for students, scholars, and informed lay people. It is equally valuable for supporting advanced undergraduate or post-graduate courses and research scientists working at the forefront of hotspot science.
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