Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi


Richard W. Hazlett, Donald W. Hyndman

Softcover, 319 pp.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike will soon become experts on lava tubes and lava flows, ancient beaches and coral reefs, ephemeral black sand beaches and the occasional tsunami. Includes a chapter each on six easily accessible and populated islands: Hawaiʻi , Maui, Lānaʻi, Molokaʻi, Oʻahu, and Kauaʻi. Each chapter begins with a general discussion of the rocks of that island, then proceeds with a series of road guides that provide the local details.