Hawai'i Volcanoes - The Story Behind the Scenery
by Janet L. Babb
Behold a land of great contrast--A volcanic mountain that arose from the sea in fountains of intense heat and lava flows and continues to grow. It holds in its grasp marvelous creatures seen nowhere else on earth. This is the land of Pele and all her descendants - Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park on the Big Island of Hawai'i.
All the Hawaiian Islands are built up from volcanic activity. It is a process going on today - literally. Within Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park there are two active volcanoes; Kilauea and Mauna Loa. New land is being formed daily as lava flows into the ocean, solidifies and becomes part of the Island. In the same manner, all Hawaiian Islands were created this way over millions of years.
In our book, Hawai'i Volcanoes, the Story Behind the Scenery, you will be amazed by the beautiful photography of flowing lava and volcanic forms. You will learn how, centuries ago, people, birds, insects and animals arrived to propagate the islands. You will have interpreted for you how this Hawaiian National Park is a living, breathing example of geology on the move. You will come to understand the rich Hawaiian culture, steeped in tradition and legend. Discover the magic that Hawai'i and its volcanoes present.
9x12, Paperback, 48 pages, 64 color photos & 4 maps/diagrams