Observations and Interpretation of Hawaiian Volcanism and Seismicity 1779–1955



Active volcanos and their associated earthquakes are by far the most dramatic elements of Hawaii's natural history heritage. Indeed, the islands owe their very existence to these forces of nature, so it is not surprising that a host of scientists, journalists, and an even wider variety of citizen observers have, over the years, created a rich and diverse written record of their findings. This volume is the result of an exhaustive effort to gather and distill information from all available references on volcanism and seismicity for the period 1779–1955, a task of enormous proportions.