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Volcanoes in the sea : the geology of Hawaii

Author: Gordon A Macdonald; Agatin Townsend Abbott; Frank L Peterson; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
Publisher: Honolulu : University of Hawaii Press, 1983.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : English : 2nd edView all editions and formats
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Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gordon A Macdonald; Agatin Townsend Abbott; Frank L Peterson; Rogers D. Spotswood Collection.
ISBN: 0824808320 9780824808327
OCLC Number: 9082158
Description: x, 517 pages : illustrations (some color) ; 24 cm
Contents: Hawaiian volvanic activity --
Historic eruptions --
Hawaiian minerals and igneous rocks --
Intrusive bodies --
Life stages of Hawaiian volcanoes --
Types of volcanic eruptions and associated hazards --
Rock weathering and soils --
Mass wasting --
Hydrologic cycle and stream erosion --
Groundwater --
Work of the wind --
Work of ice --
Work of the ocean --
Sedimentary rocks --
Age of the islands --
Rock deformation, earthquakes, and tsunamis --
Plate tectonics and origin of the Hawaiian islands --
Regional geology of Hawaiian Island --
Regional geology of Maui, Kahoolawe, Lanai, and Molokai --
Regional geology of Oahu --
Regional geology of Kauai and Niihau --
Regional geology of the northwestern Hawaiian islands --
Mineral localities in the Hawaiian islands.
Responsibility: Gordon A. Macdonald, Agatin T. Abbott, Frank L. Peterson.

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