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Chasing Lava

 
Chasing Lava by Wendell Duffield

A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory


This book looks at the Hawaiian volcanoes in a new perspective. It tells about the plate tectonics behind the eruptions and many unseen aspects of Hawaii's volcanoes. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Wendell A. Duffield, author.
Only $17.99

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

    Chapter 1. A Farm Boy's Image of Hawai'i
1
    Chapter 2. A Volcano Observatory Is Born
5
    Chapter 3. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Grows
21
    Chapter 4. Mingo Leads the Way
31
    Chapter 5. Our New Home
35
    Chapter 6. Focusing In: The Hawaiian Islands and Their String of Old Neighbors
41
    Chapter 7. Taking the Pulse of Kilauea
51
    Chapter 8. Are You on the Level?
57
    Chapter 9. A Loaf of Bread, a Jug of Wine, a Geodimeter, and Thou
63
    Chapter 10. You're Right! That IS a Snake!!
71
    Chapter 11. Yellow Runoff
77
    Chapter 12. Water Beds and Magma Beds
83
    Chapter 13. Tree Molds and Leg Molds
89
    Chapter 14. A Suffocating Experience
97
    Chapter 15. How Fast Can You Run?
101
    Chapter 16. Living off the Land
107
    Chapter 17. Camping at Halape
111
    Chapter 18. Swords into Plowshares, Spears into Pruning Hooks
117
    Chapter 19. Disharmonious Tremor and Premature Eruptions
123
    Chapter 20. Tainted Lava
129
    Chapter 21. The Dance of the Plates
133
    Chapter 22. Why I Cruise Parking Lots
139
    Chapter 23. The South Flank Story
143
    Chapter 24. Mingo Goes Home
153
    Chapter 25. Epilogue: Sharing the Fruits of Maturation
157
    A Gallery of Directors and Scientists-in-Charge of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory,
        1912-2002
162
    Additional Readings for the Technically Inclined
164
    Index
167

 

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