Volcanoes in the Sea: The Geology of Hawaii

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University of Hawaii Press, 1983 - Nature - 517 pages
Well written and superbly illustrated, this work includes chapters on tectonic plates, volcanoes, erosion by water and wind, the ocean, ice and glaciers, earthquakes and tsunamis.
 

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Contents

Introduction
1
Hawaiian Volcanic Activity
6
Historic Eruptions
56
Hawaiian Minerals and Igneous Rocks
119
Intrusive Bodies
135
Life Stages of Hawaiian Volcanoes
145
Types of Volcanic Eruptions and Associated Hazards
155
Rock Weathering and Soils
173
Sedimentary Rocks
289
Age of the Islands
296
Rock Deformation Earthquakes and Tsunamis
305
Plate Tectonics and Origin of the Hawaiian Islands
322
Regional Geology of Hawaii Island
345
Regional Geology ofMaui Kahoolawe Lanai and Molokai
380
Regional Geology of Oahu
420
Regional Geology of Kauai and Niihau
453

Mass Wasting
185
The Hydrologic Cycle and Stream Erosion
199
Groundwater
229
Work of the Wind
246
Work of Ice
252
Work of the Ocean
260
Regional Geology of the Northwestern Hawaiian Islands
474
Mineral Localities in the Hawaiian Islands
485
References
489
Photo Credits
503
Index
505
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Page 491 - Forms and structures of extrusive basaltic rocks. In Basalts: The Poldervaart treatise on rocks of basaltic composition.
Page 497 - Jones, AE 1940 Intrusive rocks of the leeward slope of the Koolau Range, Oahu.
Page 491 - CK 1952 The Kona earthquake of August 21, 1951, and its aftershocks. Pacific Science, vol. 6, pp. 269-287.
Page 491 - Malahoff, A., and Woollard, GP 1966 Magnetic surveys over the Hawaiian Islands and their geologic implications. Pacific Science, vol. 20, pp. 265-311. 1968 Magnetic and tectonic trends over the Hawaiian Ridge.

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