Fire on the Mountain: The Nature of Volcanoes

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Fiery windows into the center of our planet, volcanoes offer scientists a glimpse into vital geologic processes that help us to better understand the earth and its place in the universe. This exceptional volume explores the fascinating nature of volcanoes with a lively, accessible text and over 100 spectacular, full-color photographs, including images of devastating eruptions and lava flows throughout history, from Vesuvius to Mount Saint Helens. Complete with color maps and a glossary, Fire on the Mountain will intrigue and inform lay readers, nature enthusiasts, and students of volcanology with a dazzling look at these unique geologic phenomena.

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Dorian Weisel --whose photographs documenting Hawaii's active Kilauea volcano have been exhibited and published worldwide--lives in Volcano, Hawaii.

Carl Johnson is an associate professor of geology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He and his family live on the summit of Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes.

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With over 100 large, color photographs by Weisel (Aloha o Kalapana, Bishop Museum Pr., 1992) and a clear, concise text by geology professor Johnson, this is a good introductory work on volcanoes. Centered largely in Hawaii, its various chapters illustrate the creation of planet Earth, the destructive forces volcanoes can exert, and how volcanism is changing over time. Recommended for all public, subject, and school libraries.
Tim Markus, Evergreen State Coll. Lib., Olympia, Wash.
Copyright 1994 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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