LOVE or the Library Of Volcanic Eruptions.

My modest geological library... I also have a decent collection of Spanish history, Russian literature, art, backgammon,science fiction and other interesting tomes... Lizzie doesn't mind too much :)

My modest geological library… I also have a decent collection of Spanish history, Russian literature, art, backgammon,science fiction and other interesting tomes… Lizzie doesn’t mind too much 🙂

As part of our ongoing re-vamp, we are once again asking for contributions from the crowd… Below you will find recommendations for all kinds of volcanic bedtime reading, from hard science to human perspectives… Please post your own favourites in the comments and you will be edited into the LOVE as soon as possible… If any professionals are reading this; please don’t be shy about recommending your own work… 🙂

But why would anyone need books (even ebooks) in this day and age, I hear you cry! See Talla’s wonderful article:

https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/10/08/serendipity-finding-volcanic-accounts-in-unexpected-places/

And Sissel’s charming book review:

https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2011/12/13/the-little-prince/

Books are catalogued according to the Schtevie Schystem and may appear under multiple headings. For example, Nyiragongo: The Forbidden Volcano by Haroun Tazieff is listed by Region, in the Specific Volcano section and in the Biographical list. Within each section/subsection books are listed (mostly) alphabetically by the main author’s surname. There is a general Geology/ Petrology category for texts which don’t “fit” elsewhere.

Where available, a short note from the person who recommended the book is given, but only alongside the book’s primary entry in the lists.

Links are (mostly) not provided due to the potential spam deluge this would cause… The listings are reasonably optimized for googling; so copy/pasting the author, title and (where given) the international standard book number (ISBN) into yr search engine should get you where you want to go…Leaving out the ISBN will give a broader search; finding (if there are any) different editions/formats.

One final point, if you decide to buy any of the books; especially the academic stuff, it it well worth checking the prices in the USA, my secondhand copy of Encyclopedia of Volcanoes was 1/3 of the UK price! There was a 6 week wait though…

Absolute Beginners

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Volcano

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Plate_tectonics

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Crust_%28geology%29

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_tectonic_plate_interactions

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hotspot_%28geology%29

(Geolurking: These should get you up to speed; ready to tackle the books listed below.)

John Farndon. “How the Earth Works.” ISBN 0863188311 (Schteve: Aimed at kids; experiments you can try at home, not specifically about geology.)

GL Edit: …is that a slam? If so, well played! 😀

Encyclopedias and Overviews

Jellee Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders. “Volcanoes in Human History: the far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions.” ISBN 0691118388 (Carl: I was reading this earlier today and learned that there is sulphate band in the Greenlandic Icecores from 53BC (circa) that apparantly originates from Iceland and is twice as big as the sulphate band left by Laki. So, it seems like we have a hunt on our hands, who is the culprit of this massive eruption? Is it really an Icelandic volcano?

Richard V. Fisher and Hans- Ulrich Schmincke. “Pyroclastic Rocks and Tectonic Environment.” ISBN 3540513414

Richard Fortey. “Earth: An Intimate History.” ISBN 0375406263 (Schteve: This is a history of geology and how the science developed, beautifully written.)

Peter Francis and Clive Oppenheimer “Volcanoes second edition.” ISBN 0199254699 (Lucas: Highly respected.”

Alexander E. Gates and David Ritchie. “Encyclopedia of Earthquakes and Volcanoes. (3rd ed.)” ISBN 0816063028 (Schteve: Carl has this ‘n!)

Kearey, Klepeis, and Vine. “Global Tectonics (3rd ed.)” ISBN 1405107778 (Geolurking: THE best reference I have found for the mechanics of it all.)

John P. Lockwood and Richard W. Hazlett. “Volcanoes: Global Perspectives.” ISBN 1405162494 (Erik Klemmeti: Coursebook for undergraduates.)

James F. Luhr et al. “Earth.” ISBN 1405307056 (Schteve: This is from Dorling Kindersley and is more geographical than geological, a good, broad overview of the Earth’s systems.)

G. A. Macdonald. “Volcanoes.” (Alan C: Good reading.)

Clive Oppenheimer. “Eruptions that Shook the World.” ISBN 0521641128 (On the Fringe: After reading his interview on “Eruptions” I got hold of this book which, despite the off-puttingly “commercial” title, certainly helped the transition from what I knew/thought I knew and understood to the unknown; in my case the composition of magma and volcanic gasses comes top of this list).

Rolf Schick. “The Little book of Earthquakes and Volcanoes.” ISBN 038795287x (Schteve: Since Lizzie made me tidy the clunkputer corner 🙂 this is the one I keep to hand; surprisingly good for a schtocking filler.)

Hans- Ulrich Schmincke. “Volcanism.” ISBN 3540436502 ( Inge B: I know the German version and found it very helpful – if you know a little bit about the subject before.)

Lee Siebert, Tom Simkin and Paul Kimberly. “Volcanoes of the World 3rd ed” ISBN 0520947932

Haraldur Sigurdsson et al. “Encyclopedia of Volcanoes.” ISBN 012643140X (Schteve: This is actually designed to be read cover to cover; which would get you very nearly up to speed, so is not laid out like a traditional encyclopedia. There is very good coverage of all major topics, it’s not so good if you want information on a specific volcano/ event.)

General Geology

Alan C (where are you?) suggested most of these; the ratings and comments (unless otherwise stated) are also his:

Please remember these are from my bookshelves, and are my old texts from student days (late 60s – early 70s.)
(B) Basic (to A Level); (I) Intermediate (A Level+); (A/A+) BSc(+)

Minerology

H. H. Read. “Rutley’s Elements of Mineralogy (25th ed.)” (B-I)

Annibale Mottana, Rodolfo Crespi and Giuseppe Liborio. “The Macdonald Encyclopedia of Rocks & Minerals.” ISBN 0356091473 (Edward Lane: I was quite impressed with this; as it seems to have most of the stuff you might find in Rutley’s, but also has a nice colour picture of each of the minerals/rocks it lists.”

Deer, Howie and Zussman. “Introduction to the Rock Forming Minerals.” (A)

“Dana’s Manual of Mineralogy (18th ed.)” (A – A+)

W. H. Ford. “Dana’s Textbook of Mineralogy (4th ed.)” (A+) (To me irreplaceable!!)

Petrology

Williams, Turner and Gilbert. “Petrography: Introduction to the Study of Thin Sections.” (I-A) (Old but good still.)

Hatch, Wells and Wells. “Petrology of Igneous Rocks.” (A)

Turner and Verhoogen. “Igneous & Metamorphic Petrology.” (Very A+)

A. Harker. “Metamorphism: A Study of Transformation of Rock Masses.” (A)

A. Miyashiro. “Metamorphism and Metamorphic Belts.” (A – A+)

H.G.F. Winkler. “Petrogenesis of the Metamorphic Rocks.” (A+)

G. A. Macdonald. “Volcanoes.” (I+ – A-)

Structural

Cox. “Plate tectonics and Geomagnetic Reversals.” (A – A+)

Richard V. Fisher and Hans- Ulrich Schmincke. “Pyroclastic Rocks and Tectonic Environment.” ISBN 3540513414 (Lucas: I have not read it yet (would love to though) but I feel it should be included.)

E. Sherbon Hills. “Elements of Structural Geology.” (I)

Arthur Holmes. “Principles of Physical Geology.” (I) (Excellent background.)

Kearey, Klepis, and Vine. “Global Tectonics (3rd ed.)” ISBN 1405107778

Neville Price. “Fault and Joint Development in Brittle & Semi-brittle Rock.” (A)

General/ Basic Background

Ronald Bonewitz. “Rocks and Minerals: The Definitive Visual Guide.” ISBN  1405328312 (Karenz:)

Rudolf Duda and Lubos Rejl. “Rocks & Minerals of the World.” ISBN 1840560258 (Coffee Table – large format, beautiful mineral photos.)

A.K. Wells. “Outline of Historical Geology.”

Simon Winchester. “The Map That Changed the World” ISBN 0670884073 (Schteve: The story of the first geological map and it’s creator; William Smith.)

Geophysics, Monitoring and Seismology

Richard S. Fiske and Tom Simpkin. “The Volcano Letter.” ISBN 0874748410 (Lucas: Great look back through the very beginnings of volcano monitoring.)

William Lee, Paul Jennings, Carl Kisslinger and Hiroo Kanamori. “International Handbook of Earthquake & Engineering Seismology; Parts A and B.” ISBN 0124406520 and 0124406521

William Lowrie. “Fundamentals of Geophysics; 2nd Edition.” ISBN 0521675963 (Carl: one should never go outside of the house without this one!)

Joachim Wassermann. “Volcano Seismology.” http://gfzpublic.gfz-potsdam.de/pubman/item/escidoc:4013:4/component/escidoc:4014/Chapter_13_rev1.pdf

Vyacheslav M. Zobin.  “Introduction to Volcanic Seismology.” ISBN 044456375x

Hazards

Russell J. Blong. “Volcanic Hazards.” ISBN 0121071804 (Lucas: I have not read it yet (would love to though) but I feel it should be included.)

Grant Heiken. “Dangerous Neighbours: volcanoes and cities.” ISBN 1107039230 (Schteve: A good introduction to volcanic hazards, risk management and mitigation. 67 cities of 100,000 or more people have active or potentially active volcanoes as neighbours…)

Regional

The Catalogue of the Active Volcanoes of the World published a number of important volumes from 1951- 2000, covering many of the major volcanic regions; see Lucas’ article:

https://volcanocafe.wordpress.com/2012/10/18/cavw-why-these-initials-are-so-important/

The list of publications is here:

https://volcanocafe.files.wordpress.com/2013/10/cavw-list.pdf

Africa

Haroun Tazieff. “Nyiragongo: The Forbidden Volcano.” ISBN 0304302295

Alan Robert Woolley. “Alkaline Rocks and Carbonatites of the World: Africa.” ISBN 1862390835 (Edward Lane: Just thought I’d recommend this book I stumbled upon via google (it is about Africa only but is part 3 of a series so presumably there are more) and I think it’s probably pretty good if you’re looking for geological maps for Volcanism in Africa.)

Antarctica and the Far South

Wesley E. LeMasurier and Janet W. Thomson. “Volcanoes of the Antarctic plate and Southern Oceans.” ISBN 0875901727

America: Central/ South

Victoria Bruce. “No Apparent Danger.” ISBN 0060199202

Jeannie A. J. Scott. “The Santiaguito Volcanic Dome Complex, Guatemala.”

Stanley Williams. “Surviving Galeras.” ISBN 0316855707

America: North

James F. Luhr and Tom Simpkin. “Paricutin: The Volcano Born in a Mexican Cornfield.” ISBN 0945005113

Keith Heyer Meldahl. “Rough Hewn land: A geologic journey from California to the Rocky mountains.” ISBN 0520275775 (Mdatc: This book is packed with figures, information and geology. It is all written in layman’s’ terms, and covers the formation of the basin and range, the formation of the Rockies, and the geologic past before then. It is very informative, and I highly recommend it.)

Charles A. Wood and Jurgen Kienle. “Volcanoes of North America: The United States and Canada.” ISBN 0521364698 (Lucas: Definitive listing of all the volcanoes in the USA.)

Various authors. “The Roadside Geology Series.” (TGMcCoy: One of my own favorite series of books.)

Publishers website: http://mountain-press.com/series_detail.php?series_key=2 (Schteve note: They also do a series called Geology Underfoot)

Online book on volcanic hazard management in Long Valley/ Mono Lake suggested by Geezer Soze:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=s_4kAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=hybrid+volcanic+earthquakes&source=bl&ots=D0nnxzA8KU&sig=iRoGoj4K2PYcA2FUqhHiV33srMM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sxcjVNGNEMOjyASX1IDIDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=hybrid%20volcanic%20earthquakes&f=false

Antipodes

R. Wally Johnson, ‎Jan Knutson and ‎Stuart Ross Taylor.  “Intraplate Volcanism in Eastern Australia and New Zealand.” ISBN 0521380839 (Lucas: If you haven’t read it; I recommend that you do, it’s an amazing compilation.)

Robert Wallace Johnson. “Volcanism in Australasia.” ISBN 0444414625 (Lucas: A brilliant volume including papers from Indonesia to New Zealand, fascinating.)

Ian E. M. Smith. “Late Cenozoic Volcanism in New Zealand.” ISBN 0908654081 (Lucas: brilliant small copy of papers on New Zealand.)

Canary Islands

Vicente Arana and Juan Carlos Carracedo. “Canarian Volcanoes I: Tenerife.” ISBN 8472070123 (Schteve: Published in 1978 this is a little dated, but a decent introduction to Tenerife and is still in print.)

Juan Carlos Carracedo. “Canarian Volcanoes IV: La Palma, La Gomera, El Hierro.” ISBN 8472071902 (Schteve: This edition has Spanish and English text side by side and lots of great illustrations, in my opinion a great introduction to the Canary Islands Volcanoes.)

Juan Carlos Carracedo and Simon Day. “Canary Islands: Classic Geology in Europe 4.” ISBN 1903544075

Juan Carlos Carracedo and Valentin R. Troll. “Teide Volcano: Geology and Eruptions of a Highly Differentiated Oceanic Stratovolcano.” ISBN 3642258923

Don Andres Lorenzo Curbelo. “When the Volcanoes… Notes About the occurrences between the Years 1730 and 1736.” ISBN 8489023307

Europe

Alwyn Scarth and Jean- Claude Tanguy. “Volcanoes of Europe.” ISBN 0195217543

Iceland

Þorleifur Einarsson. “Geology of Iceland. Rocks and Landscape.” ISBN 9979306890

Gudmund Einarsson and Bjarni Kjartansson. “Heklugos 1947/ The Eruption of Hekla 1947.”

Ari Trausti Gudmundsson. “Living Earth: Outline of the Geology of Iceland.” ISBN 9979327774 (Inge B: Good introduction to the geology of Iceland.)

Kristján Sæmundsson and Einar Gunnlaugsson: “Icelandic Rocks and Minerals.” ISBN  9979321997

Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson. “Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland: A Book of Photographs.” ISBN 9979927518

Sigurdur Thorarinssson. ” Surtsey: the new island in the North Atlantic.” ISBN 0670684872

Sigurdur Thorarinssson. “Hekla: A Notorious Volcano.”

Sigurdur Thorarinsson. “The eruption of Hekla in historical times. Vol. 1: The eruption of Hekla 1947–48.”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+Eruption+of+Hekla+1947-1948

Thor Thordarson and Armann Hoskuldsson. “Iceland: Classic Geology in Europe 3.” ISBN 1903544068

Italy

William Hamilton. “Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanoes.”

G.F. Rodwell. “Etna: a History of the Mountain and its Eruptions.” ISBN 1108028745

Kamchatka

S.A. Fedotov and Ye. K. Markhinin. “The Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption: Geological and Geophysical Data 1975- 1976.” ISBN 0521158893

Pacific Ocean

Russell J. Blong. “The Time of Darkness” ISBN 0295958804 (Lucas: Russell (a great guy if you ever talk to him) uses historical data and local legends to find the cause of the legends of a ‘time of darkness’ in Papua New Guinea.)

R. J. Bultitude. “Bagana volcano, Bougainville Island: geology, petrology, and summary of eruptive history between 1875 and 1975.”

Robert Wallace Johnson. “Cooke-Ravian Volume of Volcanological Papers.” ISBN 0644052341 (Lucas: A collection of papers on the volcanoes of Papua New Guinea from petrology to eruptive histories of volcanoes.)

Robert Wallace Johnson and N. A. Threllfall.“Volcano Town: the 1937- 43 eruptions at Rabaul.” ISBN 094926718X

Robert Wallace Johnson. “Volcanic systems of the Northeastern Gazelle Peninsula, Papua New Guinea: Synopsis, evaluation, and a model for Rabaul Volcano, Papua New Guinea.” ISBN 1921672897

Gordon Macdonald and Agatin T. Abbott. “Volcanoes in the Sea” ISBN 0788116509 (Doug Merson: about the geology of the Hawaiian islands)

M. A. Reynolds. “1953- 57 eruption of Tuluman volcano: rhyolitic volcanic activity in the northern Bismarck Sea.”

Simon Winchester. “Krakatoa.” ISBN 0670911267

Plotting

Nathaniel Bowditch. “The American Practical Navigator.” (Geolurking: You may find this odd. But when you start dealing with positions on the surface of the Earth how to cut a bearing any “by the seat of your pants” noodling though latitude-longitude info… hard core style. I highly recommend  “Bowditch” as an authoritative treatise.

This text is intended for seafaring navigators and captains and serves as a ready reference for all things nautical… when you are 2000 kilometers out to sea and don’t have a nearby library.

There is a lot of non Latitude Longitude stuff in it, but that section is by far the best collection of the formulas on how to deal with it.)

http://msi.nga.mil/NGAPortal/MSI.portal?_nfpb=true&_pageLabel=msi_portal_page_62&pubCode=0002

Specific Volcanoes

Bagana

R. J. Bultitude. “Bagana volcano, Bougainville Island: geology, petrology, and summary of eruptive history between 1875 and 1975.” (Lucas: Summary of all known data about the unusual volcano of Bagana.)

Etna

William Hamilton. “Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanoes.”

G.F. Rodwell. “Etna: a History of the Mountain and its Eruptions.” ISBN 1108028745 (Schteve: Published in 1878, this is more for literary than scientific interest, but there are beautiful illustrations and it’s well worth a read.)

Eyjafjallajokull

Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson. “Eyjafjallajokull Volcano in Iceland: a book of photographs.” ISBN  1903544068 (Jim Ludwell: I wouldn’t want to be in the vicinity when an Icelandic volcano starts chucking rocks…)

Galeras

Victoria Bruce. “No Apparent Danger.” ISBN 0060199202

Stanley Williams. “Surviving Galeras.” ISBN 0316855707

Hekla

Gudmund Einarsson and Bjarni Kjartansson. “Heklugos 1947/ The Eruption of Hekla 1947.” (Schteve note: Irpsit recommended “Hekla 1947” I think this is the one, please let me know if it’s not…)

Sigurdur Thorarinssson. “Hekla: A Notorious Volcano.” (Boris Behncke: Yep, Hekla is quite one fascinating volcano, and like many others, quite deceptive. Didn’t everybody believe that the interval between eruptions was 10 years and the next one thus “overdue”? Well, the 10-yr intervals worked fine after 1970, but before that, Hekla erupted once or twice per century. A must-read.)

Sigurdur Thorarinsson. “The eruption of Hekla in historical times. Vol. 1: The eruption of Hekla 1947–48.”

http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Daps&field-keywords=The+Eruption+of+Hekla+1947-1948 (Boris Behncke: The book on Hekla’s historical eruptions. I guess some of you would like to have one of the other of these as a Christmas gift :-D )

Krakatoa

Simon Winchester. “Krakatoa.” ISBN 0670911267 (Schteve: Just bought this today, but if it’s as good as The Map that Changed the World, I will be well pleased.)

Mono Lake/ Long Valley:

Online book on volcanic hazard management in Long Valley/ Mono Lake suggested by Geezer Soze:

http://books.google.ca/books?id=s_4kAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA38&lpg=PA38&dq=hybrid+volcanic+earthquakes&source=bl&ots=D0nnxzA8KU&sig=iRoGoj4K2PYcA2FUqhHiV33srMM&hl=en&sa=X&ei=sxcjVNGNEMOjyASX1IDIDA&redir_esc=y#v=onepage&q=hybrid%20volcanic%20earthquakes&f=false

Mount Pelee

Gordon Thomas and Max Morgan Witts. “The Day the World Ended.” ISBN  0345018958.

Ernest Zebrowski. “The Last Days of St. Pierre.” ISBN 0813530415 (Sissel: These are not only about the volcano, but also about the authorities who had the power to make decisions.)

Nevada Del Ruiz

Victoria Bruce. “No Apparent Danger.” ISBN 0060199202

Nyiragongo

Haroun Tazieff. “Nyiragongo: The Forbidden Volcano.” ISBN 0304302295 (Schteve: The authorities wouldn’t give him permission to study the volcano; so he went anyway… A story of sheer bloody-mindedness and a magnificent volcano, lavishly illustrated.)

Paricutin

James F. Luhr and Tom Simpkin. “Paricutin: The Volcano Born in a Mexican Cornfield.” ISBN 0945005113 (Lucas: Wonderful analysis of this remarkable eruption, including month by month notes on the eruption.)

Rabaul

A wonderful historical document from Australian National University: Calderas, Ignimbrites and the 1937 Eruption at Rabaul: 1914–1940 to be found at http://press.anu.edu.au/wp-content/uploads/2013/12/ch063.pdf (Bruce Schtout)

Chris Newhall (yes that Chris Newhall) did a short précis on it too: http://www.geo.mtu.edu/volcanoes/rabaul/rabaul.usgs.html

Robert Wallace Johnson and N. A. Threllfall.“Volcano Town: the 1937- 43 eruptions at Rabaul.” ISBN 094926718X (Lucas: Coming tomorrow!)

Robert Wallace Johnson. “Volcanic systems of the Northeastern Gazelle Peninsula, Papua New Guinea: Synopsis, evaluation, and a model for Rabaul Volcano, Papua New Guinea.” ISBN 1921672897 (Lucas: Summary of all the known data about Rabaul and surrounding volcanoes, the magma supply section is interesting. Rumours are a larger volume of papers is in prep, you heard it here first.)

An entire online book here, courtesy of the Australian National University:

http://press.anu.edu.au/apps/bookworm/view/Fire+Mountains+of+the+Islands/10911/cover.xhtml#toc_marker-1 (MIkeD: A wonderful article on Rabaul.)

Santiaguito

Jeannie A. J. Scott. “The Santiaguito Volcanic Dome Complex, Guatemala.” (Erik Klemmeti: via twitter!) https://vhub.org/resources/2271/download/Santiaguito_-_booklet_.pdf

Surtsey

Sigurdur Thorarinssson. ” Surtsey: the new island in the North Atlantic.” ISBN 0670684872 (Carl: It was written during the eruption by the scientist in charge, it actually hit the bookshelves before the second eruption of Surtsey. Amazing details and the “be there” feeling.)

Good bibliography here:

http://www.surtsey.is/SRS_publ/WHL/surtsey%20bibliography.pdf

Teide

Juan Carlos Carracedo and Valentin R. Troll. “Teide Volcano: Geology and Eruptions of a Highly Differentiated Oceanic Stratovolcano.” ISBN 3642258923 (Schteve: A selection of scientific papers telling the story of Teide, I’m saving it for my next trip to Tenerife.)

Timanfaya

Don Andres Lorenzo Curbelo. “When the Volcanoes… Notes About the occurrences between the Years 1730 and 1736.” ISBN 8489023307 (Schteve: Eyewitness account from a priest stationed on Lanzarote.)

Tolbachik

S.A. Fedotov and Ye. K. Markhinin. “The Great Tolbachik Fissure Eruption: Geological and Geophysical Data 1975- 1976.” ISBN 0521158893 (Lucas: It was made in the 1980′s. But has recently been updated last year.)

Tuluman

M. A. Reynolds. “1953- 57 eruption of Tuluman volcano: rhyolitic volcanic activity in the northern Bismarck Sea.” (Lucas: a remarkable rhyolitic eruption studied in detail.)

Vesuvio

William Hamilton. “Observations on Mount Vesuvius, Mount Etna, and Other Volcanoes.” (Schteve: Another historical curiosity, Hamilton was Ambassador to Naples at the time and his wife Emma  was Horatio Nelson’s mistress…)

Biographical

Victoria Bruce. “No Apparent Danger.” ISBN 0060199202 (Schteve: One from my Christmas schtocking, tells the story of the  Nevado Del Ruiz and Galeras tradgedies with emphasis on the human perspective. Gives a significantly different version of events at Galeras to Stanley Williams’.)

David W. Fisher. “Out of the Crater: Chronicles of a Volcanologist.” ISBN 0691002266 (Schteve: This guy was based at Los Alamos during his military service and became a volcanologist afterwards.)

Haroun Tazieff. “Nyiragongo: The Forbidden Volcano.” ISBN 0304302295

Stanley Williams. “Surviving Galeras.” ISBN 0316855707 (Schteve: A good telling of one side of a famous volcanic tragedy.)

Simon Winchester. “The Map That Changed the World.” ISBN 0670884073

Glossary

http://www.d.umn.edu/~rmorton/ronshome/Volcanology/VolcanicGlossary.htm

(UkViggen: I have this volcanic glossary bookmarked – a few years old now but helps with most of the terms.)

Travel Guides

Canary Islands

Charles Davis. “Walk La Gomera.” ISBN 1899554904

Charles Davis. “Walk La Palma.” ISBN 1904946687

David and Ros Brawn. “Walk Lanzarote.” ISBN 1904946533

David and Ros Brawn. “Walk Tenerife.” ISBN 1904946274 (Schteve: This series from http://www.dwgwalking.co.uk/ is by far the best on hiking in the Canaries, their maps are very good too.)

This list has not been copied from the Interwebnet, what you have here are personal suggestions from the Volcanocafe.

Eric Klemmeti made some recommendations on his blog a few years ago:

http://bigthink.com/eruptions/my-favorite-volcano-books

This is wikipedia’s attempt at a similar project:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:WikiProject_Volcanoes/Bibliography

This’n lists all the books in the world:

http://www.worldcat.org/

Schteve x yr Friendly Libraridragon.

 

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