The Geology of the Canary Islands provides a concise overview of the geology and volcanology of the Canary Islands, along with 27 carefully planned day excursions comprising trips on all of the islands. Each stop includes a description of how to approach a site, and where to park with GPS locations provided. The book covers all the spectacular features of the islands, including active ocean island volcanoes whose origins are linked to a hot spot or plume causing anomalously hot mantle material to intrude the African plate; submarine volcanic sequences uplifted inside the islands; sub- aerial shield volcanoes; and the remains of giant lateral collapses.
Through its clearly written and richly color-illustrated introduction and field guide The Geology of the Canary Islandsis an essential reading for geologists who visit the Canary Islands, one of the largest and most fascinating active volcanic systems in Europe.
- Includes a forward by Prof. C. J. Stillman (Trinity College Dublin), a leading expert on the volcanology and geology of the Canary Islands
- Features 500 full colour images, coupled with in-depth introductory text and a chapter on each island, followed by 27 guided excursions that include all of the seven islands of the archipelago
- Familiarizes the reader with the variety of volcanic landforms and eruptive products in the Canary Islands and provides practical support in recognition, recording, and interpretation
- Develops understanding of growth, evolution and destruction of ocean island volcanoes, promoting temporal and spatial thinking within a given geological framework