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Posted October 18, 2002
In a nutshell, this work describes and illustrates the unique volcanic origins and erosional geological features of oceanic islands - defined as those which rise directly from the deep, thin ocean floors which separate the more geologically complex continental land masses. The story is especially relevant to visitors and residents of Hawai'i, but the processes and features described can be found in oceanic islands and seamounts worldwide. The book itself is very well written, illustrated and produced. It wonderfully fills the difficult niche between popular, accessible science writing and the very technical, specialist studies which more appropriately appear in professional journals. The book would probably make an excellant "survey" or introductory text at university, but it should not be overlooked by anyone with a keen interest in the earth.Was this review helpful? Yes NoThank you for your feedback. Report this reviewThank you, this review has been flagged.