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Canary Islands
Canary Islands

Canary Islands

Classic Geology in Europe


304 Pages, 5.43 x 8.5

Trade Paper, $39.50 (US $39.50) (CA $53.00)

Publication Date: January 2002

ISBN 9781903544075

Rights: US & CA

Dunedin Academic Press (Jan 2002)

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Rising from the floor of the Atlantic the seven Canary Islands are related to a mantle plume or hotspot. The islands' geology is characterized by a wide range of volcanic and intrusive rocks, exposed in spectacular scenery and easily reached by road and on foot. These rocks include all the stage characteristics of oceanic island volcanoes. This clearly written and fully illustrated introductory guide is an essential accompaniment for earth scientists visiting the islands.

Author Biography

Juan Carlos Carracedo is Director of the Estacion Volcanologica de Canarias of the Spanish National Research Council. Simon Day works at the Benfield Greig Hazard Research Centre, Univesity College London.