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In 1969, as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, a young geologist known as Duff was preparing to set foot on a rocky landscape of another sort: Kilauea Volcano and her sister volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Duff headed off to the Big Island in the company of his wife and their emerald-eyed cat, Mingo, for a three-year sojourn at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.VolcanoIn 1969, as Neil Armstrong set foot on the Moon, a young geologist known as Duff was preparing to set foot on a rocky landscape of another sort: Kilauea Volcano and her sister volcanoes on the island of Hawaii. Duff headed off to the Big Island in the company of his wife and their emerald-eyed cat, Mingo, for a three-year sojourn at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.Volcanologists and general readers alike will enjoy author Wendell Duffield's report from Kilauea -- home of Pele, the goddess of fire and volcanoes. Duff'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)....

Title : Chasing Lava: A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
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ISBN : 9780878424627
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 171 Pages
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Chasing Lava: A Geologist's Adventures at the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory Reviews

  • Stephanie Fox
    2018-09-23 07:47

    This was where I learned that the Hawai'ian islands have no snakes, and that bringing anything alive in from elsewhere is strictly controlled. It is a fun story about how a volcanologist got real-life field experience right after completing his degree and getting married. I just wish his wife could have become a veterinarian, and not felt that the time and culture she lived in could stop her. At least she had her cat!

  • CJ
    2018-10-03 01:51

    I had to read this in preparation for a department trip to the Hawaiian islands this August 2014. Despite being required reading however, I thoroughly enjoyed learning about the volcanoes and the journey that Wendell Duffield took to get to the Hawaiian islands, to be a part of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and his experiences and reflections after the entire trip.