A Pocket Guide to Hawai'i: Land Of Volcanoes

A Pocket Guide to Hawai'i: Land Of Volcanoes

     In A Pocket Guide to Hawai'i, Land of volcanoes, the reader takes a great visual adventure. You can follow the life of volcanoes, from their birth deep under the ocean--like the still-submerged Lo'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.

     Each of these stages presents modern viewers with some of the most dramatic scenery on the planet. Mountains anchored to the seafloor have snowy summits three miles above the surface of the ocean. coastal cliffs plunge more than a thousand feet from rainforests down to raging surf. Coral-ringed shores create ivory sand beaches.

     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.

About the Author

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

Written By: Jan TenBruggencate

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