Hello, reader. You have come to the right place if you wish to learn about volcanoes. An excellent resource on volcanoes is Wikipedia's article on volcanoes, which will provide interesting information about different kinds of volcanoes. You might be curious what a volcano is. According to Wiktionary, a volcano is "a mountain that contains a magma chamber attached to the mantle of the planet or moon and which periodically erupts forth, usually explosively, with lava and volcanic gases." There are many volcanoes, both active or dormant and extinct. You will find very few entries in this book pertaining to specific volcanoes, although you can head to Wikipedia for any volcano you wish to know about.

This book covers volcanoes, how they erupt, where you can find them, and other interesting things about volcanoes.


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  1. Plate Tectonics
  2. Basics of Volcanoes
  3. Volcanic Eruptions
  4. The Volcanologist
  5. Special Topics
  6. Volcanism Note: this is the former book Volcanism. If you were redirected here, no worries. This is the book.


  • Earthquakes—Volcanoes and earthquakes are commonly seen together. You ought to check it out, for some ground to dig.
  • Volcanology course at Wikiversity
  • The USGS—The USGS studies, among other things, volcanoes and earthquakes.
  • e-explore.earth—The DK E-guide to Earth. This is the section on volcanoes.
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