Volcanoes, El Ninos, and the Bellybutton of the Universe

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Xlibris Corporation, Aug 31, 2001 - Science - 100 pages

FROM A CHILDS SUMMER DREAM

TO A LIFE-LONG ADVENTURE ACROSS THE PACIFIC

FROM EASTER ISLAND, THROUGH HAWAII

TO MIDWAY, WAKE, AND MARCUS ISLAND

ON TO POHNPEI AND JAPAN

IN PURSUIT OF ENDLESS SUMMERS

DRIVEN BY INSPIRATIONAL LEADERS AND COLLEAGUES

MOTHER EARTH SLOWLY AND RELUCTANTLY

REVEALING HER SECRETS TO ME

SECRETS OF GREAT IMPORTANCE

GLOBAL WARMING, NUCLEAR PROLIFERATION, MYSTERY CLOUDS

THE MOTHERS HEARTBEAT AND HOW SHE RENEWS HERSELF

CLUES TO EARTHQUAKE PREDICTION AND EL NINOS

ISAAC NEWTON AND THE CHILD

A JOURNEY TO SHARE WITH ALL

SCIENTISTS, ADVENTURERS, LOVERS OF MYSTERY

TO CONTINUE UNTIL THE END

SUSTENANCE FOR THE SOUL OF MAN

 

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Contents

Acknowledgments
9
Preface
11
Moon Over Miami
13
Where is Waikiki?
20
Do It
23
Global Warming and Back to the Future
32
Kaselehlia
38
The Revolution and SALT
48
The Earths Bellybutton
62
Great Convergences
65
The Second Silence
73
Sometimes
80
A Smoother Pebble
84
The Prize
90
Epilogue
93
Bibliography
95

Kaitoku and the Mystery Cloud
53
Cockaroaching and GoodBye Hollywood
57

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Dan Walker was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. He attended St.Ignatius High School and John Carroll University. With a B.S. in Physics and additional course work in geology and geophysics, he was accepted for graduate studies at the University of Hawaii in 1963. He received his M.S. in 1965, a Ph.D. in 1970, and an M.Ed.Admin. in 1980. He retired from the University of Hawaii as a senior Seismologist after 32 years of service in 1995. His pursuit of scientific mysteries continues. He lives on Oahu’s North Shore with his wife Francine. They have four children and one grandchild. Dan is a runner, mountain biker, surfer, and hiker who tries to do some or all of these activities on a weekly basis.

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