As a third-year Earth Science undergraduate, I certainly found Introducing Volcanology to be a ‘detailed but accessible introduction to volcanoes and their plumbing system’. Aimed at both the inquisitive amateur and the ‘more advanced reader’, presumably undergraduates, Introducing Volcanology aims to satisfy a wide readership. From the onset though, there is an unfortunate omission of the geological division of time, surely a must for any geology text, especially one attempting to establish the framework of igneous geology. Detailed colour pictures, such as the rocks from the field (e.g. p. 47, Skye) excellently highlight the type of igneous textures that can...

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