This informative site is produced by the U. S. Geological Survey.
Learn about the different types of volcanoes, current volcanic activity,
historical facts, and more. The Educator's Page includes some excellent online texts that clearly demonstrate the geological principles governing volcanoes.
Well-designed and user-friendly, Volcano World is a comprehensive resource for the volcano enthusiast. Read about volcanic parks around the world, find out which volcanoes are currently erupting, watch QuickTime video clips of eruptions, and much more.
A great educational experience, this interactive exhibit clearly illustrates how volcanoes work and explores whether we can predict them. This site also has a comprehensive page of resources for the volcano enthusiast.
This site explores current global volcanic activity, research in remote sensing of volcanoes, hazard mitigation, and "Decade Volcanoes." Check out some "live cams" set at Etna, Vulcano and Stomboli volcanoes.
"This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics"
by Jacquelyne Kious and Robert I. Tilling
This short, illustrated volume explains plate tectonics for non-scientists and describes the history of plate-tectonics research.
"Eruptions of Mount St. Helens: Past, Present, and Future"
by Robert I. Tilling, Lyn Topinka and Donald A. Swanson
This richly illustrated, accessible book describes the historical eruptions at Mount St. Helens Volcano in Oregon, with an emphasis on the 1980 eruption.
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"Tapping the Earth's Natural Heat"
by Wendell A. Duffield, John H. Sass, and Michael L. Sorey. (USGS Circular 1125)
This book uses plain language, color photographs, and illustrations to describe the origins and uses of geothermal energy. The volume includes short essays that cover such topics as the history of geothermal energy, its use in Iceland, and geothermal development in Hawaii.
"Living With Volcanoes"
by Thomas L. Wright and Thomas C. Pierson (USGS Circular 1073)
A book that describes the US Geological Survey's Volcano Hazards Program. Includes color illustrations and photographs, and a photoglossary of volcanic hazards. 57 pages.
Special Thanks to
C. Dan Miller, USGS Cascades Volcano Observatory
Christopher Newhall, USGS and University of Washington
Ben Talai, Rabaul Volcano Observatory
Robert Tilling, USGS Volcano Hazards Program
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