Volcanoes in the Sea

Well written and superbly illustrated, this work includes chapters on tectonic plates, volcanoes, erosion by water and wind, the ocean, ice and glaciers, earthquakes and tsunamis.

Volcanoes in the Sea

Author: Gordon A. Macdonald

Publisher: University of Hawaii Press

ISBN: 0824808320

Page: 544

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Well written and superbly illustrated, this work includes chapters on tectonic plates, volcanoes, erosion by water and wind, the ocean, ice and glaciers, earthquakes and tsunamis.

In Ballast to the White Sea

Only decades after Lowry’s death did it become known that his first wife, Jan Gabrial, still had a typescript. This scholarly edition presents, for the first time, the once-lost novel.

In Ballast to the White Sea

Author: Malcolm Lowry

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776621793

Page: 516

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In Ballast to the White Sea is Malcolm Lowry’s most ambitious work of the mid-1930s. Inspired by his life experience, the novel recounts the story of a Cambridge undergraduate who aspires to be a writer but has come to believe that both his book and, in a sense, his life have already been “written.” After a fire broke out in Lowry’s squatter’s shack, all that remained of In Ballast to the White Sea were a few sheets of paper. Only decades after Lowry’s death did it become known that his first wife, Jan Gabrial, still had a typescript. This scholarly edition presents, for the first time, the once-lost novel. Patrick McCarthy’s critical introduction offers insight into Lowry’s sense of himself while Chris Ackerley’s extensive annotations provide important information about Lowry’s life and art in an edition that will captivate readers and scholars alike.

From Raindrops to Volcanoes

What size and shapes are raindrops?

From Raindrops to Volcanoes

Author: Duncan C. Blanchard

Publisher: Courier Corporation

ISBN: 9780486434872

Page: 180

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What size and shapes are raindrops? Where do they come from? What happens when sea and air meet? These and many other questions take readers into the realms of meteorology, oceanography, physics, chemistry, and volcanology. "Packed with interesting and significant information." ? Florida Scientist. 57 photographs and illustrations.

The Parting of the Sea

Sivertsen's brilliant account explains inconsistencies in the biblical story, fits chronologically with the conquest of Jericho, and confirms that the Israelites were in Canaan before the end of the sixteenth century B.C.E. In examining ...

The Parting of the Sea

Author: Barbara J. Sivertsen

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691150214

Page: 264

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For more than four decades, biblical experts have tried to place the story of Exodus into historical context--without success. What could explain the Nile turning to blood, insects swarming the land, and the sky falling to darkness? Integrating biblical accounts with substantive archaeological evidence, The Parting of the Sea looks at how natural phenomena shaped the stories of Exodus, the Sojourn in the Wilderness, and the Israelite conquest of Canaan. Barbara Sivertsen demonstrates that the Exodus was in fact two separate exoduses both triggered by volcanic eruptions--and provides scientific explanations for the ten plagues and the parting of the Red Sea. Over time, Israelite oral tradition combined these events into the Exodus narrative known today. Skillfully unifying textual and archaeological records with details of ancient geological events, Sivertsen shows how the first exodus followed a 1628 B.C.E Minoan eruption that produced all but one of the first nine plagues. The second exodus followed an eruption of a volcano off the Aegean island of Yali almost two centuries later, creating the tenth plague of darkness and a series of tsunamis that "parted the sea" and drowned the pursuing Egyptian army. Sivertsen's brilliant account explains inconsistencies in the biblical story, fits chronologically with the conquest of Jericho, and confirms that the Israelites were in Canaan before the end of the sixteenth century B.C.E. In examining oral traditions and how these practices absorb and process geological details through storytelling, The Parting of the Sea reveals how powerful historical narratives are transformed into myth.

Names for the Sea

Names for the Sea is her compelling and very funny account of living in a country poised on the edge of Europe, where modernization clashes with living folklore. “Beautifully written . . .

Names for the Sea

Author: Sarah Moss

Publisher: Catapult

ISBN: 1619022176

Page: 368

View: 238

A memoir of a family’s year living in Reykjavik that “captures the fierce beauty of the Arctic landscape” (Booklist). Sarah Moss had a childhood dream of moving to Iceland, sustained by a wild summer there when she was nineteen. In 2009, she saw an advertisement for a job at the University of Iceland and applied on a whim, despite having two young children and a comfortable life in Kent, England. The resulting adventure was shaped by Iceland’s economic collapse, which halved the value of her salary; by the eruption of the volcano Eyjafjallajokull; and by a collection of new friends, including a poet who saw the only bombs fall on Iceland in 1943; a woman who speaks to elves; and a chef who guided Sarah’s family around the intricacies of Icelandic cuisine. Moss explored hillsides of boiling mud and volcanic craters and learned to drive like an Icelander on the unsurfaced roads that link remote farms and fishing villages in the far north. She watched the northern lights and the comings and goings of migratory birds, and as the weeks and months went by, she and her family learned new ways to live. Names for the Sea is her compelling and very funny account of living in a country poised on the edge of Europe, where modernization clashes with living folklore. “Beautifully written . . . A stranger in a strange land, Moss grapples with new foods, customs and landscapes that are both oddly familiar and wildly alien in this absorbing memoir.” —Financial Times

Voyage to the Volcano

So – a volcano, in the sea, with orange flashes and hissing noises. Staring intently, she could see that the orange light was coming from a point where the ...

Voyage to the Volcano

Author: Tom Banks

Publisher: Hot Key Books

ISBN: 1471401715

Page: 208

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Captain Anstruther and his motley crew of sky-pirates are back for more adventures! Picking up the story where THE GREAT GALLOON ended, VOYAGE TO THE VOLCANO finds Stanley, Rasmussen and the rest of the Great Galloon crew on their way to the greatest party ever held: Count Heinz-Marie von Fforbes-Martinez of Eisberg's birthday party. Not everyone is in the party spirit though - poor Captain Anstruther is still searching for his kidnapped bride, Isabella, but he thinks the key to winning her back may lie in the heart of the Chimney Islands, a mind-boggling patchwork of volcanoes where Anstruther and Isabella first swore eternal love. Can he attend the party AND be reunited with his beloved? Stanley and Rasmussen must do battle once more with the Captain's nefarious brother Zebediah, encountering old friends, new friends and unexpected friends in frilly pink dresses along the way. Expect hilarity and chaos to ensue!

Winning the Girl of the Sea

When a girl washes up on a beach, she is invited to live with Peg and Mumblety, who already have a boy from the garden, another from the volcano, and a third from the wind, but she must decide for herself whether to join their family.

Winning the Girl of the Sea

Author: Brenda Silsbe

Publisher: Annick Press ; Willowdale, Ont. : Distributed in Canada by Firefly Books

ISBN: 9781550373127

Page: 32

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When a girl washes up on a beach, she is invited to live with Peg and Mumblety, who already have a boy from the garden, another from the volcano, and a third from the wind, but she must decide for herself whether to join their family.

The Volcano Adventure Guide

CHAIN OF STRATO - VOLCANOES MID - OCEAN RIDGE OCEAN TRENCH WITH SEDIMENTS WATER LEVEL OCEAN CONTINENT ABYSSAL OCEANIC PLAINS WATER LEVEL COAST SHALLOW ...

The Volcano Adventure Guide

Author: Rosaly Lopes

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521554534

Page: 352

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An illustrated guide for anyone wishing to visit and explore active volcanoes safely and enjoyably.

The 1940 Under the Volcano

This critical edition fleshes out our sense of the enormous achievement by this twentieth-century modernist.

The 1940 Under the Volcano

Author: Malcolm Lowry

Publisher: University of Ottawa Press

ISBN: 0776623176

Page: 350

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The 1940 Under the Volcano—hidden for too long in the shadows of Lowry’s 1947 masterpiece—differs from the latter in significant ways. It is a bridge between Lowry’s 1930s fiction (especially In Ballast to the White Sea) and the 1947 Under the Volcano itself. Joining the recently published Swinging the Maelstrom and In Ballast to the White Sea, The 1940 Under the Volcano takes its rightful place as part of Lowry’s exciting 1930s/early-40s trilogy. Scholars have only recently begun to pay systematic attention to convergences and divergences between this earlier work and the 1947 version. Miguel Mota and Paul Tiessen’s insightful introduction, together with extensive annotations by Chris Ackerley and David Large, reveal the depth and breadth of Lowry’s complex vision for his work. This critical edition fleshes out our sense of the enormous achievement by this twentieth-century modernist.

Beneath the Volcano

As male and female beings associated with ocean waves and the calmer waters of estuaries and inlets , Oba and Nanga recall the Nage idea , also found ...

Beneath the Volcano

Author: Gregory L. Forth

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004434844

Page:

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Beneath the Volcano is the first major account of the Nage, who inhabit the central part of Flores in eastern Indonesia.

The Sound of Seas

crew and head to sea,” Caitlin told her, gesturing powerfully in emphasis. ... Below, Caitlin saw the caldera of a volcano on the outskirts of the capital.

The Sound of Seas

Author: Gillian Anderson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1476776601

Page: 304

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After discovering the secrets to the Gaalderkhani tiles--ancient computers that house not just memories, but untold destructive force--Caitlin O'Hara's son gets accidentally thrust back in time. In order to save him she must master the power of the tiles and figure out what the Gaalderkhani's modern relatives are searching and killing for. Can she put the pieces together and bring her son back home again?

Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea 2000 B C 2000 A D

Traces of formidable palaeoeruptions of a volcano have been revealed, during studies of the upper sedimentary layer of the sea - bed, about 10 m thick, ...

Tsunamis in the Mediterranean Sea 2000 B C  2000 A D

Author: Sergey L. Soloviev

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401595100

Page: 239

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Annals of natural disasters have always caused common interest. Scientists and specialists of various domains, teachers, students, post-graduates, journalists .. and merely inquisitive can find useful and didactic information in such annals~ Sad experience of the natural disasters endured gives very important material for humanity. It allows us not only to understand better the phenomenon itself, but also to prepare ourselves for future cataclysms, which our "Mother-Nature" is so rich in. The book by Sergey Soloviev and a group of his collaborators represents a detailed description of tsunami waves and accompanying phenomena in the Mediterranean Sea over a period of approximately four thousand years. Sergey Soloviev, the founder and recognised leader of the Russian scientific school of tsunami researchers, was unable to see the publication of this book, passing away on March 9, 1994. However, his ample experience in investigation and systematisation of tsunami waves for the Pacific area [Soloviev and Go, 1974, 1975; Soloviev, Go and Kim, 1986] has been widely used in compiling this book. The Mediterranean coasts are the cradle of civilisation. Written accounts of past disasters in this region of the Earth are rather numerous and highly reliable. Therefore the results of the tsunami study in the Mediterranean Sea are of specific value both for the scientific community and for humanity at large.

Surtsey

The story of the birth of this island is powerfully told by Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky. Christopher G. Knight’s dramatic photographs take the reader to the newest place on Earth – Surtsey island.

Surtsey

Author: Kathryn Lasky

Publisher: StarWalk Kids Media

ISBN: 1623342996

Page: 64

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Early on a November morning in 1963, off the coast of Iceland, a volcanic eruption was taking place deep under the ocean. On the surface, the crew of a nearby fishing boat were noticing some strange things: a sulfurous aroma in the air and the ocean swirling around the boat. Then, just before dawn, the volcanic eruption that had been increasing in intensity under the sea broke the surface and spewed lava miles in the air, just four miles from their fishing boat. By the next morning, something even more incredible had occurred. The cinder cone of the volcano had broken the surface of the water; a new island had been born. It was the newest place on Earth. The story of the birth of this island is powerfully told by Newbery Honor-winning author Kathryn Lasky. Christopher G. Knight’s dramatic photographs take the reader to the newest place on Earth – Surtsey island.

Volcanoes Fire From Below

Its surface is constantly shifting, and beneath that churns a layer of molten magma. This book erupts with sizzling information about volcanoes, their study, and some of the deadliest eruptions in history.

Volcanoes  Fire From Below

Author: Robert Coupe

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 147776187X

Page: 32

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Even though the ground may seem solid and still, the earth is actually never at rest. Its surface is constantly shifting, and beneath that churns a layer of molten magma. This book erupts with sizzling information about volcanoes, their study, and some of the deadliest eruptions in history.