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.
Author: MacDonald and Hubbard
Publisher: Hawaii Pacific Parks Association