Elsevier Announces Four New Geoscience Book Titles, Including New Editions of The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes and Treatise on Geophysics

Dr. Sigurdsson, Editor-in-Chief of The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, predicted the
end of recent volcanic eruption in Iceland.

Waltham, MA, April 15, 2015

Elsevier, a world-leading provider of scientific, technical and medical information products and services, today announced the publication of the latest edition of The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, edited by Haraldur Sigurdsson, Bruce Houghton, Steve McNutt, Hazel Rymer and John Stix. It is the only comprehensive reference work covering all aspects of volcanology. Elsevier also announced that the second edition of the Treatise on Geophysics, edited by Gerald Schubert, will be forthcoming in May/June (EMEA/US). It provides comprehensive and detailed coverage of all aspects of geophysics.

The announcement of these new reference works and two other new geoscience book titles coincides with the European Geosciences Union General Assembly 2015 in Vienna, Austria, April 12-17. These and many other geosciences books will be on display at Elsevier booths # 32 and 33.

Dr. Sigurdsson, Editor-in-Chiefof The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes, is a renowned volcanologist and geochemist and was recently able to predict the end of the eruption of Bardarbunga in Iceland from data collected during the eruption. It was the largest eruption in Iceland in the past 230 years, and lasted for six months.

  • Read more about the Bardarbunga eruption and Dr. Sigurdsson’s prediction here

Written by nearly 100 world experts in volcanology, the second edition of The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes provides a comprehensive source of information on the multidisciplinary influences of volcanic eruptions--both destructive and beneficial. It explores an integrated transition from the physical process of eruptions through hazards and risk, to the social face of volcanism, with an emphasis on how volcanoes have influenced and shaped society. The book presents hundreds of color photographs, maps, charts and illustrations and includes a glossary of 3,000 key terms with definitions of all notable vocabulary items in the field.

The new edition of the Treatise on Geophysics is the most comprehensive work on solid earth geophysics ever published. This major reference work has been completely revised since the first edition and features an important new section on near surface geophysics. It is recommended for professionals, researchers, professors, and advanced undergraduate and graduate students in the fields of geophysics and earth system science.

  • Read here about plate tectonics as discussed in the new Treatise on Geophysics

The four new geoscience books are:

The books are available on the Elsevier Store and on ScienceDirect, Elsevier’s full-text scientific database offering journal articles and book chapters from over 2,500 peer-reviewed journals and more than 33,000 book titles.


Notes for Editors
Review copies of the books are available to credentialed journalists upon request. Contact Michelle McMahon at m.mcmahon.1@elsevier.com or +1 781 663 2268.

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