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Chasing lava: a geologist's adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory

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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. 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.

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Publication type:
Book
Title:
Chasing lava: a geologist's adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
ISBN:
0878424628
Year Published:
2003
Language:
English
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing
Publisher location:
Missoula, MT
Description:
171 p.
Number of Pages:
171
Country:
United States
State:
Hawai'i
Other Geospatial:
Kilauea