Mystery of the Megavolcano

Links & Books


Super-Eruptions: Global Effects and Future Threats
The Geological Society offers a downloadable PDF file of its authoritative, well-illustrated report on supervolcanoes. Be sure to browse the rest of its extensive site for information on geology, climatology, and other Earth sciences.

Supervolcanoes Around the World
On this Web site, discover what makes a supervolcano tick and learn how future eruptions could affect all life on Earth.

Volcanoes and Climate Change
Explore how large-scale volcanic eruptions can affect global climate in this article from NASA's Earth Observatory Web site.

Volcano World
Well-designed and user-friendly, Volcano World is a comprehensive resource for the volcano enthusiast. Find volcanic parks around the world, read interviews with volcanologists, and watch streaming video of eruptions.

U.S. Geological Survey Volcano Site
On this Web site from the U.S. Geological Survey, find information on volcanic activity around the world and learn the basic geological principles behind volcanoes.


Volcanoes and the Earth's Interior: Readings from Scientific American
by Robert W. Decker and Barbara Decker. W.H. Freeman & Company, 1989.

Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change
by Richard V. Fisher, Grant Heiken, and Jeffrey Hulen. Princeton University Press, 1998.

Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions
by Jelle Zeilinga de Boer, Donald Theodore Sanders, and Robert D. Ballard. Princeton University Press, 2004.

The Encyclopedia of Volcanoes
by Haraldur Sigurdsson et al. Academic Press, 1999.

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