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Title:
Volcanoes in America's national parks
Author:
Decker, Robert W. (Robert Wayne), 1927-
Edition:
First edition.
Publication Information:
Hong Kong : Odyssey Publications ; New York : Distributed in the U.S.A. by W.W. Norton, 2001.
Physical Description:
256 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 21 cm.
Language:
English
Added Author:
ISBN:
9789622176775
Format :
Book

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Summary

Summary

Erupting volcanoes like Kilauea in Hawaii, and sleeping volcanoes like Mount Rainier in Washington State are the core features of 31 of the National Parks and Monuments in the United States. In addition, ancient fires that once fed a chain of volcanoes al


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Choice Review

Distinguished volcanologist Robert Decker and science writer Barbara Decker offer a popular-level volcano book, a natural successor to their series of road guides to national parks and monuments featuring active and recently active volcanoes. They include a brief introduction to volcanic processes followed by coverage of 38 parks displaying either historically active volcanoes, prehistoric but geologically young volcanoes, or parks with volcanoes long dead and eroded. The book is well written and visually stunning with relevant travel information included in the form of road maps and travel tips. Although the book is strongly recommended as a travel guide to the US's volcanic areas, its utility in the university library is certainly less than that of several existing volcano books, including the authors' own. The book can support courses on the geography or geology of national parks or serve as a starting place for an undergraduate research paper on a specific US volcano. General readers; lower division undergraduates. E. R. Swanson University of Texas at San Antonio


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