The Volcano Adventure Guide


This guide contains vital information for anyone wishing to visit, explore, and photograph active volcanoes safely and enjoyably. Following an introduction that discusses eruption styles of different types of volcanoes and how to prepare for an exploratory trip that avoids volcanic dangers, the book presents guidelines to visiting 42 different volcanoes around the world. It is filled with practical information that includes tour itineraries, maps, transportation details, and warnings of possible non-volcanic dangers. Three appendices direct the reader to a wealth of further volcano resources in a volume that will fascinate amateur enthusiasts and professional volcanologists alike. Rosaly Lopes is a planetary geology and volcanology specialist at the NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory in California. In addition to her curatorial and research work, she has lectured extensively in England and Brazil and written numerous popular science articles. She received a Latinas in Science Award from the Comision Feminil Mexicana Nacional in 1991 and since 1992, has been a co-organizer of the United Nations/European Space Agency/The Planetary Society yearly conferences on Basic Science for the Benefit of Developing Countries. Rosaly Lopes comments on the volcanic eruption beneath Iceland’s Eyjafjallajokull glacier.



“Lopes’ hefty, inspiring volume, part coffee-table book and part field guide, brings enthusiastic description together with precise scientific detail for nonscientists who want to see volcanoes for themselves.”
San Francisco Chronicle

“I’d recommend The Volcano Adventure Guide as a must-read for anyone contemplating this particular adventure sport.”
New Scientist, Douglas Palmer

“This is the book for anyone wondering what it’s like to stand at the edge of a bubbling crater. Written by an acclaimed volcano expert, this guide reveals the best ways to visit, explore, and photograph 42 active volcano sites all over the world.”
Endless Vacation

“More intrepid travellers might find The Volcano Adventure Guide more exciting. Rosaly Lopes’ book gives advice on planning a visit to an active volcano, and has detailed guides to 42 of the world’s most spectacular examples. With chapters on the types of eruption as well as safety and survival rules, this is another book that should interest those staying at home as well as amateur and professional volcanologists alike.”


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