Selected Readings

These works cited furnish additional information on topics not covered, or only briefly discussed, in the booklet.

Armstrong, R.W., 1983, editor, Atlas of Hawaii (Second Edition): University of Hawaii Press, Honolulu, 238 p. (A very handy reference volume compiled by the Department of Geography, University of Hawaii, describing the natural, cultural, and social environment of Hawaii, the 50th State.)

Brantley, Steven, and Topinka, Lyn, 1984, Volcanic studies at the U.S. Geological Survey's David A. Johnston Cascades Volcano Observatory, Vancouver, Washington: Earthquake Information Bulletin, v. 16, no. 2, p. 41-120. [A well-illustrated report of the activities and workings of the Observatory, which was established in 1981 as a sister volcano observatory to the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory (see Heliker and others, 1986).]

Dalrymple, G.B., Silver, E.l., and Jackson, E.D., 1973, Origin of the Hawaiian Islands: American Scientist, v. 61, no. 3, p. 294-308. (One of the best and most readable summaries of the "hotspot" hypothesis for the origin of the Hawaiian Ridge-Emperor Seamount Chain.)

Decker, Robert, and Decker, Barbara, 1981, Volcanoes: W.H. Freeman and Company, San Francisco, 244 p. (An information-packed introduction to the study of volcanoes written in an easy-to-read style.) Decker, R.W., Wright, T.L., and Stauffer, P.H., 1987, editors, Volcanism in Hawaii: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, 1,667 p. (This two-volume set represents the most comprehensive collection of multidisciplinary scientific articles on Hawaiian volcanism available to date, containing 65 reports.)

Duffield, W.A., 1972, A naturally occurring model of global plate tectonics: Journal of Geophysical Research, v. 77, no. 14, p. 2543-2555. (The first technical article to draw some interesting analogies between the movements of the crust of an active lava lake with much larger scale movements of the Earth's tectonic plates.)

Eaton, J.P, and Murata, K.J., 1960, How volcanoes grow: Science, v. 132, p. 925-938. (The classic scientific article that presented the first comprehensive model for the workings of Hawaiian volcanoes, incorporating the results of modern volcano monitoring by the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory.)

Editors, 1982, Volcano: in the series Planet Earth, Time-Life Books, Alexandria, Virginia, 176 p. (A well illustrated and readable general survey of volcanoes and their activity.)

Heliker, Christina, Griggs, J.D., Takahashi, T.J., and Wright, T.L., 1986, Volcano monitoring at the U.S. Geological Survey's Hawaiian Volcano Observatory: Earthquakes and Volcanoes (formerly Earthquake Information Bulletin), v. 18, no. 1, 72 p. (An informative and richly illustrated article on the monitoring and research activities of the Observatory that was founded in 1912.)

Lipman, P.W., and Mullineaux, D.R., editors, 1981, The 1980 eruptions of Mount St. Helens, Washington: U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1250, 844 p. (The most comprehensive collection of scientific articles on Mount St. Helens available to date; it contains 62 reports on many aspects of the 1980 eruptions of this best-known U.S. explosive volcano. This volume provides an instructive comparison with U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1350, edited by Decker and others, which summarizes present knowledge on Hawaiian volcanoes, the best-known U.S. nonexplosive volcanoes.)

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