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Volcano: A Visual Guide

by Donna O'Meara
     
 

Rare and previously unpublished photographs of the most powerful of all natural events.

Through 250 spectacular full-color images, Volcano: A Visual Guide takes readers on an armchair journey to 40 of the world's most active and important volcanoes.

Informative text describes the features and structure of volcanoes, eruption dynamics, and

Overview

Rare and previously unpublished photographs of the most powerful of all natural events.

Through 250 spectacular full-color images, Volcano: A Visual Guide takes readers on an armchair journey to 40 of the world's most active and important volcanoes.

Informative text describes the features and structure of volcanoes, eruption dynamics, and what makes a volcano active, dormant or extinct. Fascinating details reveal how experts use technology to predict volcanic activity, and what volcanoes tell us about the geological history of Earth.

Stunning color photographs of volcanoes and volcanic eruptions showcase volcanoes worldwide and beyond, including:

  • The United States
  • Japan
  • Indonesia
  • Montserrat
  • Italy
  • The Galapagos
    Islands
  • Papua New Guinea
  • The Cook Islands
  • The Philippines
  • The Pacific Ocean
  • New Zealand
  • The Moon, Venus, Mars and Triton.

Volcanoes and the forces that create them produce many of our planet's most stunning natural spectacles and dramatic landscapes. Volcano: A Visual Guide provides a magical view inside the Earth's interior.

Editorial Reviews

hawaiimagazine.com - John Heckathorn
O'Meara lives in Volcano [Village, Hawaii]. When we finally caught up with her on the phone, she'd had three hours sleep in the last four days, so mesmerized was she by events at the summit.... Ironically, O'Meara's stunning new volume Volcano: A Visual Guide, ....contains every type of volcano, every type of eruption, every type of lava, on every continent, under the sea and in outer space.
AmericanProfile.com - Neil Pond
Stunning color photos bring you closer than you'd ever want to stand to some of the world's most spectacular active volcanoes... Even though Volcano is also full of facts...it's the nearly 300 pictures that make you really feel the heat.
myshelf.com - Janie Franz
Volcano: A Visual Guide is a breathtaking look at these awe-inspiring geological phenomena that keep reminding us that the earth is vibrant and ever-changing. Highly recommended.
Science News
In this book of stunning photographs, O'Meara...captures the destructive and renewing power of volcanoes.... [and] reveals how these dynamic features shape the landscape and excite our imaginations.
Honolulu Advertiser.com
There are 1,500 active volcanoes around the world, and Donna O'Meara is iun love all of them. She calls volcanoes "a smorgasbord for the sense" because they hiss with steam, gurgle with lava and blow up. In ["Volcanoes"], O'Meara gives readers a 280-photograph glimpse of their beautiful, but frightening, displays of power.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781554073535
Publisher:
Firefly Books, Limited
Publication date:
01/18/2008
Pages:
288
Product dimensions:
8.00(w) x 10.62(h) x 0.87(d)

Meet the Author

Donna O'Meara has researched and documented volcanic eruptions for more than 20 years, reporting and recording her observations for the National Geographic Society and other associations. Her work has been the subject of documentaries produced by the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Television and the Learning Channel. She is co-founder of Volcano Watch International and lives atop the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, in Hawaii.

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