The Legends of Volcano Island

Author: William M. Bellinger

Publisher: Page Publishing Inc


Category: Juvenile Fiction

Page: 164

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In the early 1820s, Maia and Taygeto, two young Polynesian friends, followed a treasure map taking them on an exciting adventure to Volcano Island. What they found revealed a civilization hidden for generations. Their discovery had lifelong effects on them. Their lives changed dramatically with the coming of European explorers and settlers in the 1830s. They each faced new challenges that separated them for many years. Though dire circumstances brought Maia and Taygeto back together, their love for each other had endured. They went on yet another adventure of discovery back to Volcano Island that led to long-lasting prosperity for their culture and their people.

Betrayal on Volcano Island

Author: Darko Krivec Carli

Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing & Rights Agency


Category: Young Adult Fiction

Page: 124

View: 559

A long time ago, before the arrival of Christianity in Europe, there was a betrayal in the Old Tower, a conflict between the local centre of power and a warlock from the mountains. Although King Nimrod is a good warrior, he and his army are defeated, leaving the wise and skillful warlock Wintersun free to create a new community and culture in the forest, where simple people have been living. A boy joins in the adventure with other free people, and with the arrival of the Crusaders, the text of the Holy Trinity is brought to the community.

A Companion to Under the Volcano

Author: Lawrence J. Clipper

Publisher: UBC Press


Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 485

View: 100

An item-by-item discussion of the innumerable, often obscure details of Malcolm Lowry's novel, this book comprises 1,600 notes covering some 7,000 specific points. The notes are keyed to page numbers in the Penguin paperback and the two standard hardback editions. The appendices include a glossary, bibliography, maps of the region, and an index of motifs. In their comprehensive but unpedantic commentary on the novel's complexities, the authors' emphasis is on the narrative level. All points of obscurity are followed by an interpretation of fact. Thus references are noted to films, books, places, foreign languages, and national and tribal histories. Special attention is given to the literary, mystical, and Mexican background.

Volcanic Island

Author: Chase Wilder

Publisher: Egmont UK Limited


Category: Adventure stories

Page: 160

View: 823

You've discovered a mysterious volcanic island in the middle of the ocean. Can you rescue the survivors you find there in time?"Temple Run: Run for Your Life" is a multiple-ending series that is as exciting and addictive as the game itself!

Pacific Nations and Territories

The Islands of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia

Author: Reilly Ridgell

Publisher: Bess Press


Category: History

Page: 174

View: 784

Offers information on all the island groups of Micronesia, Melanesia, and Polynesia, covering geography, geology, migration, history, climate, and pre-contact lifestyles.

Volcano island

Author: Sigurgeir Sigurjónsson



Category: Eyjafjallajökull Volcano (Iceland)

Page: 142

View: 180

Volcano and Geothermal Tourism

Sustainable Geo-resources for Leisure and Recreation

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper

Publisher: Earthscan


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 378

View: 628

There are over 1300 active volcanoes worldwide and many more dormant or extinct. Some are developed as tourist destinations; others are not, but have great potential. Mount Fuji in Japan attracts over 100 million visitors per year and has immense cultural and spiritual significance, while a number of volcanic areas in national parks, for example Teide in Spain, Yellowstone in the US, Vesuvius in Italy and Tongariro in New Zealand, attract between one to four million tourists each year. In the last decade the designation of nearly 50 geoparks around the world has highlighted their potential for tourism development.This book provides the first global review and assessment of the sustainable use of active and dormant volcanic and geothermal environments for geotourism. The volcano-based tourism sector is further augmented through a closely linked range of geothermal resources and attractions, such as geysers and hot springs, which are discussed in detail throughout individual chapters covering all key volcanic and geothermal regions around the world. It is shown that volcano and geothermal tourism is a subsection of nature-based geotourism and incorporates a variety of other tourism categories such as adventure tourism, extreme tourism, ecotourism, green tourism, educational tourism, and hot spring tourism. This comprehensive book covers the most important issues of this growing tourism sector whilst incorporating relevant global research, making it an essential resource for all in the field.Includes colour plates.

Volcano Deformation

New Geodetic Monitoring Techniques

Author: Daniel Dzurisin

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 442

View: 316

Volcanoes and eruptions are dramatic surface man telemetry and processing, and volcano-deformation ifestations of dynamic processes within the Earth, source models over the past three decades. There has mostly but not exclusively localized along the been a virtual explosion of volcano-geodesy studies boundaries of Earth's relentlessly shifting tectonic and in the modeling and interpretation of ground plates. Anyone who has witnessed volcanic activity deformation data. Nonetheless, other than selective, has to be impressed by the variety and complexity of brief summaries in journal articles and general visible eruptive phenomena. Equally complex, works on volcano-monitoring and hazards mitiga however, if not even more so, are the geophysical, tion (e. g. , UNESCO, 1972; Agnew, 1986; Scarpa geochemical, and hydrothermal processes that occur and Tilling, 1996), a modern, comprehensive treat underground - commonly undetectable by the ment of volcano geodesy and its applications was human senses - before, during, and after eruptions. non-existent, until now. Experience at volcanoes worldwide has shown that, In the mid-1990s, when Daniel Dzurisin (DZ to at volcanoes with adequate instrumental monitor friends and colleagues) was serving as the Scientist ing, nearly all eruptions are preceded and accom in-Charge of the USGS Cascades Volcano Observa panied by measurable changes in the physical and tory (CVO), I first learned of his dream to write a (or) chemical state of the volcanic system. While book on volcano geodesy.

The Volcano Adventure Guide

Author: Rosaly Lopes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press


Category: Science

Page: 352

View: 943

An illustrated guide for anyone wishing to visit and explore active volcanoes safely and enjoyably.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Author: Library of Congress. Cataloging Policy and Support Office



Category: Subject headings, Library of Congress


View: 514

Nisyros Volcano

The Kos - Yali - Nisyros Volcanic Field

Author: Volker Jörg Dietrich

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 339

View: 510

This book presents the first compilation of scientific research on the island of Nisyros, involving various geoscientific disciplines. Presenting a wealth of illustrations and maps, including a geological map of the volcano, it also provides valuable insights into the geothermal potential of Greece. The island of Nisyros is a Quaternary volcano located at the easternmost end of the South Aegean Volcanic Arc. The island is nearly circular, with an average diameter of 8 km, and covers an area of approximately 42 km2. It lies above a base of Mesozoic limestone and a thin crust, with the mantle-crust transition located at a depth of approximately 27 km. The volcanic edifice of Nisyros comprises a succession of calc-alkaline lavas and pyroclastic rocks, as well as a summit caldera with an average diameter of 4 km. Nisyros marks the most recent volcano in the large prehistoric volcanic field between Kos-Yali-Strongyli-Pyrgousa-Pachia-Nisyros, where the largest eruption (“Kos Plateau Tuff”) in the history of the eastern Mediterranean devastated the Dodecanese islands 161,000 years ago. Although the last volcanic activity on Nisyros dates back at least 20,000 to 25,000 years, it encompasses an active hydrothermal system underneath the volcano with temperatures of roughly 100°C at the Lakki plain, the present-day caldera floor and 350°C at a depth of 1,550 m. A high level of seismic unrest, thermal waters and fumarolic gases bear testament to its continuous activity, which is due to a large volume of hot rocks and magma batches at greater depths, between 3,000 and 8,000 m. Violent hydrothermal eruptions accompanied by major earthquakes occurred in 1873 and 1888 and left behind large, “world-wide unique” explosion craters in the old caldera. Through diffuse soil degassing, the discharge of all hydrothermal craters in the Lakki plain releases 68 tons of hydrothermal-volcanic derived CO2 and 42 MW of thermal energy per day. This unique volcanic and hydrothermal environment is visited daily by hundreds of tourists.

Before the volcano

reverberations of identity on Montserrat

Author: Jonathan Skinner

Publisher: Arawak Publications


Category: History

Page: 219

View: 1000

Teide Volcano

Geology and Eruptions of a Highly Differentiated Oceanic Stratovolcano

Author: Juan Carlos Carracedo

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media


Category: Science

Page: 279

View: 142

Teide Volcano has many different meanings: For the Guanche aborigines, who endured several of its eruptions, it was Echeide (Hell). Early navigators had in Teide, a lifesaving widely visible landmark that was towering over the clouds. For the first explorers, Teide was a challenging and dangerous climb, since it was thought that Teide's peak was so high that from its summit the sun was too close and far too hot to survive. Teide was considered the highest mountain in the world at that time and measuring its height precisely was a great undertaking and at the time of global scientific significance. For von Buch, von Humboldt, Lyell and other great 18th and19th century naturalists, Teide helped to shape a new and now increasingly 'volcanic' picture, where the origin of volcanic rocks (from solidified magma) slowly casted aside Neptunism and removed some of the last barriers for the development of modern Geology and Volcanology as the sciences we know today. For the present day population of Tenerife, living on top of the world's third tallest volcanic structure on the planet, Teide has actually become "Padre Teide", a fatherly protector and an emblematic icon of Tenerife, not to say of the Canaries as a whole. The UNESCO acknowledged this iconic and complex volcano, as "of global importance in providing evidence of the geological processes that underpin the evolution of oceanic islands". Today, 'Teide National Park' boasts 4 Million annual visitors including many 'volcano spotters' and is a spectacular natural environment which most keep as an impression to treasure and to never forget. For us, the editors of this book, Teide is all of the above; a 'hell of a job', a navigation point on cloudy days, a challenge beyond imagination, a breakthrough in our understanding of oceanic volcanism that has shaped our way of thinking about volcanoes, and lastly, Teide provides us with a reference point from where to start exploring other oceanic volcanoes in the Canaries and beyond. Here we have compiled the different aspects and the current understanding of this natural wonder.

Active Volcanoes of the Southwest Indian Ocean

Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala

Author: Patrick Bachelery

Publisher: Springer


Category: Science

Page: 428

View: 107

Piton de la Fournaise and Karthala are both shield volcanoes in the southwest Indian Ocean. This publication summarizes the work done on these very active basaltic volcanoes. Piton de la Fournaise has a long history of scientific research and monitoring, with many data collected during recent eruptions. It is certainly one of the most studied volcanoes in the world. The work presented in this monograph includes geological, geophysical, geochemical and petrological aspects, but also studies on physical geography, natural hazards and the sociological and behavioural approaches.' The Karthala volcano may be less well known, but it serves as an interesting comparison to Piton de la Fournaise. Although situated close to the volcanoes of Hawaii, it differs from them by its more alkaline magmas and less frequent activity. It was also monitored for more than 25 years, producing extraordinary eruptions in recent years.



Author: Anita Ganeri

Publisher: Encyclopaedia Britannica


Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 33

View: 183

Containing several cases of volcanic eruptions, this book describes how and why volcanic eruptions occur and the destruction they inflict on communities and the environment.