Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Roadside Geology of Hawai'i



Series: Roadside Geology
Media: Paperback

Item #: 224   Price: $20.00
ISBN: 0-87842-344-3
Pages: 317   Size: 6 x 9

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"There is no question that Roadside Geology of Hawai'i is the best general geologic roadguide available in printed form and is a real bargain at $20."--Environmental & Engineering Geoscience

Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike will soon become experts on lava tubes and lava flows, ancient beaches and coral reefs, ephemeral black sand beaches and the occasional tsunami. Includes a chapter each on six easily accessible and populated islands: Hawai`i , Maui, Lana`i, Moloka`i, O`ahu, and Kaua`i. Each chapter begins with a general discussion of the rocks of that island, then proceeds with a seres of road guides that provide the local details.