Outbursts of a Pent-up Planet

For billions of years the earth has let off steam by erupting volcanically, and each eruption has cooled off our planet a little. Today we know why volcanoes erupt, but we still can’t predict exactly when. Unlike Mars and Venus, which are already post-volcanic, the earth still has billions of years of explosive living to go—and a lot to learn about volcanoes.

A nice little volume starting off with the explosion of Thera and ending with volcanoes on the moon and Mars, covering all the standard stuff on volcanoes in between. Excellent for the target audience—less interesting, perhaps, for everybody else.

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