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Chasing Lava: A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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PUBLISHED IN COOPERATION WITH THE U.S. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY'S VOLCANIC HAZARDS PROGRAM Volcanologists and general readers alike will enjoy author Wendell Duffield's report from Kilauea--home of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Duffield's narrative encompasses everything from the scientific (his discovery that the movements of cooled lava on a lava lake mimic the movements of the earth's crust, providing an accessible model for understanding plate tectonics) to the humorous (his dog's discovery of a snake on the supposedly snake-free island) to the life-threatening (a colleague's plunge into molten lava). This charming account of living and working at Kilauea, one of the world's most active volcanoes, is sure to be a delight.

Book News Annotation:

A lively account of the three years (1969-1972) spent by geologist Wendell Duffield working at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory at Kilauea, one of the world's more active volcanoes. Abundantly illustrated in b&w and color, with line drawings and maps, as well.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

In 1969, as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, a young geologist known as Duff was preparing to set foot on a rocky landscape of another sort: Kilauea Volcano and her sister volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Duff headed off to the Big Island in the company of his wife and their emerald-eyed cat, Mingo, for a three-year sojourn at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcanologists and general readers alike will enjoy author Wendell Duffield's report from Kilauea — home of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Duff's narrative encompasses everything from the scientific (his discovery that the movements of cooled lava on a lava lake mimic the movements of the earth's crust, providing an accessible model for understanding plate tectonics) to the humorous (his dog's discovery of a snake on the supposedly snake-free island) to the life-threatening (a colleague's plunge into molten lava).

Synopsis:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-166) and index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780878424627
Author:
Duffield, Wendell A.
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company
Location:
Missoula, Mont.
Subject:
Hawaii
Subject:
Volcanism
Subject:
Kilauea Volcano
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Kilauea Volcano (Hawaii)
Subject:
Volcanism -- Hawaii -- Kilauea Volcano.
Subject:
Geology-Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Series Volume:
no. 87
Publication Date:
20040131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
171
Dimensions:
9.00x6.12x.49 in. .81 lbs.

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Chasing Lava: A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
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Product details 171 pages Mountain Press Publishing Company - English 9780878424627 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , In 1969, as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, a young geologist known as Duff was preparing to set foot on a rocky landscape of another sort: Kilauea Volcano and her sister volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Duff headed off to the Big Island in the company of his wife and their emerald-eyed cat, Mingo, for a three-year sojourn at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.

Volcanologists and general readers alike will enjoy author Wendell Duffield's report from Kilauea — home of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Duff's narrative encompasses everything from the scientific (his discovery that the movements of cooled lava on a lava lake mimic the movements of the earth's crust, providing an accessible model for understanding plate tectonics) to the humorous (his dog's discovery of a snake on the supposedly snake-free island) to the life-threatening (a colleague's plunge into molten lava).

"Synopsis" by , Includes bibliographical references (p. 164-166) and index.
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