There can be few parts of the Earth's crust that have been studied in more detail than the Island of Rum. Throughout the 20th century, it has attracted the attention of many distinguished geologists whose combined research has established it as a world-class locality that has contributed enormously to the understanding of processes in magma chambers. It is fitting, therefore, that one of the principal investigators, Henry Emeleus, along with his younger colleague Valentin Troll, should have authored this field guide.

The first part of the guide provides general information about Rum, how to get there, advice on the rough...

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