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  • Writer's pictureCarina Fearnley

Book Launch of Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication.

Fearnley CJ, Bird DK, Haynes K, McGuire W, Jolly, G (Eds.), (2017). Observing the Volcano World: Volcano Crisis Communication. Springer. ISBN: 978-3-319-44095-8

This open access book provides a comprehensive overview of volcanic crisis research, the goal being to establish ways of successfully applying volcanology and to identify areas that need to be addressed for future progress. It shows how volcano crises are managed in practice, and helps to establish best practices. Consequently, the book brings together over 100 authors from all over the globe who work with volcanoes, ranging from observatory volcanologists, disaster practitioners and government officials to NGO-based and government practitioners to address three key aspects of volcanic crises.

First, the book explores the unique nature of volcanic hazards, which makes them a particularly challenging threat to forecast and manage, due in part to their varying spatial and temporal characteristics. Second, it presents lessons learned on how to best manage volcanic events based on a number of crises that have shaped our understanding of volcanic hazards and crises management. Third, it discusses the diverse and wide-ranging aspects of communication involved in crises, which merge old practices and new technologies to accommodate an increasingly challenging and globalised world.

The information and insights presented here are essential to tapping established knowledge, moving towards more robust volcanic crises management, and understanding how the volcanic world is perceived from a range of standpoints and contexts around the globe.

This book is available for free via Open Access. Visit the Springer Website for more information.

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A huge thank you to our sponsors below who made it possible for this book to be available open access for all.

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