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by Carl Johnson,Dorian Weisel

Fiery windows into the center of our planet, volcanoes offer scientists a glimpse into vital geologic processes that help us to better understand the earth and its place in the universe. This exceptional volume explores the fascinating nature of volcanoes with a lively, accessible text and over 100 spectacular, full-color photographs, including images of devastating eruptions and lava flows throughout history, from Vesuvius to Mount Saint Helens. Complete with color maps and a glossary, Fire on the Mountain will intrigue and inform lay readers, nature enthusiasts, and students of volcanology with a dazzling look at these unique geologic phenomena.
Download Fire on the Mountain: The Nature of Volcanoes epub
ISBN: 0811804933
ISBN13: 978-0811804936
Category: Science
Subcategory: Earth Sciences
Author: Carl Johnson,Dorian Weisel
Language: English
Publisher: Chronicle Books; Paperback Edition edition (September 1, 1994)
Pages: 132 pages
ePUB size: 1775 kb
FB2 size: 1597 kb
Rating: 4.2
Votes: 805
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Not quite what I was expecting! Sure this is a nice book, lots of pretty pictures, some information, but I think that since the Author resides in Hawaii, then it's mostly pertaining to that part of the world, in relation to Volcano's I mean. Felt that since it was a book on Volcano's, that it should at least incorporate more of them that are throughout the world, rather than centering on mostly on the one's there. Would not really recommend this book to someone who's wanting to learn about all volcano's, If your only wanting to learn about one's there, then it's a great book. Otherwise look elsewhere!
Although this book has been available for years, it continues to sell and for good reason. It is among the best of its kind. The book provides powerful documentation of a volcano - Mauna Kea - through visuals provided by a master photographer that is slated to become part of American history. The words and images cannot be regarded as history, however, as long as the volcano is remains active, upsetting settlements, consuming ancient beaches, providing awe and dismay, beauty and sometimes terror today.
After having worked and lived on Kilauea volcano, I can assure readers that Dorian Weisel's exquisite photographs are the next best thing to being in Hawaii! While lacking in serious scientific content, Fire on the Mountain is a gorgeous coffee table book that any house guest will enjoy browsing. Fire on the Mountain is also a wonderful introduction to Hawaiian volcanoes for the curious. Carl Johnson's writing is a bit flowery in places, but he describes the beauty and fury of Hawaiian volcanoes with genuine awe and appreciation.
I think this book is well writen, and easy to understand, but the thing i like the most about this amazing book is the coolerfull pictures. Most of this book is pictures of erupting valcanoes with captions explaning the pictures. This book taught me many, many things about volcanoes. I recumend this book, Fire on the Mountain for all ages.
This book has some of the best photography of volcanoes I have ever seen. It's a great volcano book.