Violent Hawaii
Additional Web and Print Resources

Web Sites

Tsunami: The Great Waves
Learn more about what causes tsunamis, how fast they travel, how frequently they occur, and more.

Tsunami Research Program
Find out about the efforts to improve tsunami warnings in Hawaii, California, Oregon, Washington, and Alaska.

Asia Quake Disaster
BBC’s in-depth coverage of the Indian Ocean earthquake and the subsequent tsunami.

Hawaiian Volcano Observatory
The U.S. Geological Survey keeps a close watch on Hawaii’s volcanoes. See a live panoramic shot of Pu`u `O`o, Kilauea’s erupting vent.

How Volcanoes Work
Learn about the different types of volcanoes and eruptions, the products generated from eruptions, and the volcanoes on Mars, Venus, and Io. Plus, take a quiz to test your knowledge on each topic.

St. Helens “VolcanoCam”
Take a peek at the last volcano to erupt in the lower 48 United States.

Savage Earth
PBS’s SAVAGE EARTH examines earthquakes, volcanoes, and tsunamis, and features original animations that illustrate the action of these natural phenomena.

Wave Refraction at Jaws, Maui
Explore the science behind waves at Jaws.

NATURE: Condition Black
Giant-wave surfers from around the world couldn’t walk away from the largest waves ever recorded.


Bryant, Edward A. TSUNAMI: THE UNDERRATED HAZARD. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2001.

Daws, Gavan. SHOAL OF TIME: A HISTORY OF THE HAWAIIAN ISLANDS. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1974.

Fredericks, Anthony. TSUNAMI MAN: LEARNING ABOUT KILLER WAVES WITH WALTER DUDLEY. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002.

Jenkins, Bruce. NORTH SHORE CHRONICLES: BIG WAVE SURFING IN HAWAII. San Francisco: North Atlantic Books, 1999.


Lyon, Charlie, Lyon, Leslie and Blue Max. JAWS MAUI. Maui: Jaws Maui Ltd., 1997.

Stewart, Frank. A WORLD BETWEEN WAVES. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.

Wright, Thomas. HAWAII VOLCANO WATCH: A PICTORIAL HISTORY, 1779-1991. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 1992.

Zeigler, Alan. HAWAIIAN NATURAL HISTORY, ECOLOGY, AND EVOLUTION. Honolulu: University of Hawaii Press, 2002.

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