Hawaii Volcano Watch: A Pictorial History, 1779-1991

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More than 200 years of volcano watching in Hawaii is captured in this pictorial history by three contemporary volcano watchers. The illustrated summary of eruptions and earthquakes on the island of Hawaii includes early maps, paintings, drawings, and photographs. The authors describe the conditions under which the early observers worked, the methods available to them, and the insights they gained through observation. The book also traces the development of volcanology in Hawaii and the history of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

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Volcanoes have been observed and records have been made of their activity since he early Polynesians recognized the Hawaiian Islands as volcanic and incorporated their awareness of volcanic processes into legends and chants. This book traces the development of volcanology in Hawaii and the history of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory. It concludes by discussing future challenges to coexistence with Hawaii's active volcanoes.

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This illustrated history of volcano watching by three modern volcano watchers offers a fascinating look at the forces that created the Hawaiian Islands. Beginning with the natives' respect for the volcano goddess Pele, the work focuses on the era before sophisticated instrumentation and emphasizes the importance of early observation by missionaries and lay readers. It also examines the establishment of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and the creation of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park in 1916, as well as the effects of recent eruptions. A number of black-and-white and color illustrations accompany the easily understood text. For public library and academic earth science collections.
- Tim Markus, Evergreen State Coll. Lib., Olympia, Wash.
Copyright 1993 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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9780824814397: Hawaii Volcano Watch: A Pictorial History, 1779-1991 (Naturalist's Bookshelf)

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