Hawaii's Land of Volcanoes

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The text and images of this book take a sweeping view of the world of Hawaii and its volcanoes. They are studied from a geological standpoint, along with the oral traditions of ancient Hawaiians, and the reactions of early Western observers. Current issues are also covered, such as the impact of live volcanoes on a rocky countryside with an expanding population.

Dramatic photography captures the fiery hissing and roaring of active vents and flows. These images reveal how a ...

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Overview

The text and images of this book take a sweeping view of the world of Hawaii and its volcanoes. They are studied from a geological standpoint, along with the oral traditions of ancient Hawaiians, and the reactions of early Western observers. Current issues are also covered, such as the impact of live volcanoes on a rocky countryside with an expanding population.

Dramatic photography captures the fiery hissing and roaring of active vents and flows. These images reveal how a volcano creates new land, and also destroys the patina of life on the surface.

In Hawaii, Land of Volcanoes the reader is taken on a great visual adventure. You can follow the life of volcanoes, from their birth deep under the ocean-like the still-submerged Lö'ihi-to their growth into stone giants like Mauna Loa and Mauna Kea, and ultimately through their erosion, decay and return to the world below the sea.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781566471541
  • Publisher: Mutual Publishing Company
  • Publication date: 2/1/2001
  • Pages: 102
  • Sales rank: 1,374,892

Meet the Author

Jan TenBruggencate, the veteran science writer for The Honolulu Advertiser, has written several books on Hawaii's environment, volcano eruptions and hurricanes. He has covered Hawaii as a reporter from South Point on Hawaii Island to the reefs of Kure Atoll, and on most of the Islands in between. TenBruggencate lives on Kaua'i.
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