A fantastic dual pack to get you up to speed on the volcanoes of the National Park:
Volcanoes of the National Parks In Hawaiʻi:
Isolated in the vast Pacific Ocean, the Hawaiian Islands are the high points of a great volcanic range built up from the sea floor by thousands upon thousands of volcanic eruptions. Each year millions of people visit Haleakalā and Hawai‘i Volcanoes National Parks to see landscapes shaped by molten lava. Haleakalā Crater, with its otherworldly vistas of red cinder cones and dark lava flows, boasts some of the world’s most colorful volcanic scenery. An eruption of Kīlauea or Mauna Loa, with towering lava fountains or rivers of flowing lava, evokes wonder in every visitor. This book provides a brief explanation of volcanic activity in Hawai‘i and the resulting landforms, in the belief that a better understanding of what one sees will enhance the pleasure of seeing it. 2007. 64 pages MacDonald and Hubbard.
Volcano Watching 2010 Edition
Get a glimpse into the mysterious inner workings of Hawaiian volcanoes. This popular book reveals the world of a volcano observatory, the work of its dedicated staff, and the techniques they use to monitor volcanic activity. Learn about Hawaii’s volcanoes, eruptions at Mount St. Helens and Columbia’s Nevada del Ruiz, as well as volcanoes around the universe. 2010. 88 pages. Robert and Barbara Decker