Carracedo & Troll

The Geology of the Canary Islands

636 pages, Elsevier, 2016.

Preview, e-Book and paperback available from Elsevier.

"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 on 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.


  • 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 color 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.



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Mega-tsunami conglomerates and flank collapses of ocean island volcanoes

Paris R., Ramalho R.S., Madeira J.,

Ávila S., May S.M., Rixhon G., Engel M., Brückner H., Herzog M., Schukraft G., Perez-Torrado F.J., Rodriguez-Gonzalez A., Carracedo J.C. & Giachetti T. (2018)

Marine Geology 395: 168-187.

Volcanic particles in agriculture and gardening

Troll V. R. , Carracedo J.C.,  Jägerup B., Streng M., Barker A.K., Deegan F.M., Perez‐Torrado P.,  Rodriguez‐Gonzalez A & Geiger H. (2017)

Geology Today 33 (4), 148-154.

Evidence for mega‐landslides as drivers of island colonization

García‐Olivares V-, López H., Patino J., Alvarez N.,  Machado A., Carracedo J.C., Soler V. & Emerson B.C. (2017)

Journal of Biogeography 44 (5), 1053-1064.

Heterogeneous vesiculation of 2011 El Hierro xeno-pumice revealed by X-ray computed microtomography

Berg S.E., Troll V.R., Deegan F.M., Burchardt S., Krumbholz M., Mancini L., Polacci M., Carracedo J.C., Soler V.,  Arzilli F. & Brun F. (2016)

Bulletin of Volcanology 78 (12), 85.

Prof. Juan Carlos Carracedo 

Universidad de Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

Departamento de Física. Edificio de Ciencias Básicas.

Campus Universitario de Tafira.

35017- Las Palmas de Gran Canaria

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