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The glorious geology of Iceland's Golden Circle

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This book is in a used 'like new' condition save for some light creasing to the spine edge of the front cover. The pages are clean and bright and the book contains many colour photographs and diagrams. The contents are described as: 'This is the first book describing the glorious geology of Iceland's Golden Circle and four additional excursions:(1) the beautiful valleys and mountains of the fjord of Hvalfjördur, (2) the unique landscape and geothermal fields of the Hengill Volcano, (3) the explosion craters, volcanic fissures, and lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and (4) the volcanoes (Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla), waterfalls, sandur plains, and rock columns of South Iceland. The Golden Circle offers a unique opportunity to observe and understand many of our planet's forces in action. These forces move the Earth's tectonic plates, rupture the crust, and generate earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, channels for rivers and waterfalls, and heat sources for hot springs and geysers. The Golden Circle includes the famous rifting and earthquake fracture sites at Thingvellir, the hot springs of the Geysir area, the waterfall of Gullfoss, and the Kerid volcanic crater. As the book is primarily intended for people with no background in geosciences, no geological knowledge is assumed and technical terms are avoided as far as possible (those used are explained in a glossary). With more than 240 illustrations - mostly photographs - explaining geological structures and processes, it is also a useful resource for geoscientists.' 

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Author(s):
Agust Gudmundsson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
210x148x18
EAN-13:
9783319551517
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9783319551517
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
334
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing

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This book is in a used 'like new' condition save for some light creasing to the spine edge of the front cover. The pages are clean and bright and the book contains many colour photographs and diagrams. The contents are described as: 'This is the first book describing the glorious geology of Iceland's Golden Circle and four additional excursions:(1) the beautiful valleys and mountains of the fjord of Hvalfjördur, (2) the unique landscape and geothermal fields of the Hengill Volcano, (3) the explosion craters, volcanic fissures, and lava fields of the Reykjanes Peninsula, and (4) the volcanoes (Hekla, Eyjafjallajökull, Katla), waterfalls, sandur plains, and rock columns of South Iceland. The Golden Circle offers a unique opportunity to observe and understand many of our planet's forces in action. These forces move the Earth's tectonic plates, rupture the crust, and generate earthquakes, volcanic eruptions, channels for rivers and waterfalls, and heat sources for hot springs and geysers. The Golden Circle includes the famous rifting and earthquake fracture sites at Thingvellir, the hot springs of the Geysir area, the waterfall of Gullfoss, and the Kerid volcanic crater. As the book is primarily intended for people with no background in geosciences, no geological knowledge is assumed and technical terms are avoided as far as possible (those used are explained in a glossary). With more than 240 illustrations - mostly photographs - explaining geological structures and processes, it is also a useful resource for geoscientists.' 

Author(s):
Agust Gudmundsson
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
210x148x18
EAN-13:
9783319551517
Edition:
2017
Format:
Paperback
ISBN-13:
9783319551517
Number of items:
1
Number of pages:
334
Publisher:
Springer International Publishing

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