Roadside Geology of Hawai'i

Learn about the Geology of Hawai'i with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 317 pages that are packed with detailed information about Hawai'i Geology. See table of contents below.

Roadside Geology of Hawai'iTable of Contents

I. Geology in the Hawaiian Islands1
Of Time and the Hot Spot1
The Mantle and the Crust5
Lithosphere and Asthenosphere5
Molten Rock7
Shield Volcanoes11
Dying Volvanoes13
Rift Zones17
Pyroclastic Cones18
Lava Surfaces24
Lava Channels and Tubes28
Age Dating30
Sinking Islands31
Island Collapse33
Fluted Cliffs and Amphitheater Valleys38
Drowned Valleys and Tsunami39
Wind, Waves, and Beaches41
Coral Reefs and Sand Dunes45
II. Hawai'i, The Big Island 51
Around Hilo57
Pepe'ekeo Scenic Drive63
Hawai'i 11: Hilo - Hawaii Volcanoes National Park63
Crater Rim Drive Loop70
Chain of Craters Road80
Hawai'i 130: Kea'au - South to the Coast89
Hawai'i 137: Hawaii 130 - Kapoho89
Hawai'i 132: Kapoho - Pahoa92
Mauna Loa Road: Hawai'i 11 - Mauna Loa Trail94
Hawai'i 11, Mamalahoa Highway: Kilauea - Kailua - Kona95
Hawai'i 19, Queen Ka'ahumanu Highway: Kailua - Waimea107
Hawai'i 190, Mamalahoa Highway: Kailua - Waimea110
Hawai'i 250: Waimea - Hawi111
Hawai'i 270: Pololu - Kawaihae113
The Hamakua Coast, Hawai'i 19: Waimea - Hilo114
Hawai'i 200 and 220, The Saddle Road: Hilo - Waimea117
Mauna Loa Observatory Road, West from Hilo: Saddle Road - Mauna Loa Observatory123
Mauna Kea Summit Road: Saddle Road - Summit of Mauna Kea124
III. Maui, The Valley Isle 129
Hawai'i 32: Kahului - 'Iao Valley State Park133
Hawai'i 30: Kahului - Lahaina136
Hawai'i 30: Lahaina - Honokohau Bay141
The West Maui Windward Coast:
Hawai'i 340, The Kahekili Highway: Honokohau - Kahului
The Kihei - Wailea Resort Coast: Hawaii 31, Pi'ilani Highway: Hawai'i 30 - Wailea147
South Kihei, Alanui Road: Kihei - Wailea - 'Ahihi - Kina'u Reserve148
Hawai'i 36 and 360, Hana Highway: Kahului - Hana - Kipahulu Valley153
Hawai'i 31: Hana - Haleakala National Park, Kipahulu Section161
Hawai'i 31, South Flank of Haleakala: West of Kipahulu - 'Ulupalakua Ranch164
Hawai'i 37: Kahului - 'Ulupalakua, via Pukalani and Keokea166
Hawai'i 377 and 378: Pukalani - Summit of Haleakala167
IV. Lana'i, The Pineapple Isle 175
Hawai'i 440, Kaumalapau Highway: Lana'i City - Kaumalapau Harbor177
Hawai'i 440: Lana'i City - Manele Bay179
Hawai'i 430: Lana'i City - Shipwreck Beach182
Munro Trail, Four-Wheel-Drive Track: Hawai'i 430 - Across Lana'ihale to Hawai'i 440187
Polihua Road to Garden of the Gods, Four-Wheel-Drive Track:
Lana'i City - Polihua Beach
V. Moloka'i, The Friendly Isle 191
Hawai'i 450, Kamehameha V Highway: Kaunakakai - Halawa Valley195
Hawai'i 460, Maunaloa Road: Kaunakakai - Maunaloa200
Kaluako'i Road: Hawai'i 460 - Papohaku Beach204
Hawai'i 470: The Road to Kalaupapa Overlook205
VI. O'ahu, The Gathering Place 209
H-1 Freeway: Honolulu - Farrington Highway214
Hawai'i 61: Honolulu - Kailua217
Hawai'i 72 to H-1, Kalaniana'ole Highway, around the Southeastern Tip of O'ahu:
Kailua - Honolulu
Hawai'i 83 and 99 / H-2: Kailua - The North Shore - Across the Island to Pearl Harbor229
Hawai'i 930, Westward to Road's End: Northwest Shore - Ka'ena Point243
The Leeward Coast: Hawai'i 93, Farrington Highway: H-1 Freeway - Yokohama Beach244
VII. Kaua'i, The Garden Isle 255
The North Shore: Hawai'i 56, Kuhio Highway: Lihu'e - Ha'ena261
Kaua'i South Shore: Hawai'i 50: Lihu'e - Barking Sands275
Hawai'i 520 and 530, Koloa Road: Hawai'i 50 - Po'ipu Beach280
Waimea Canyon Drive: Hawai'i 50 - Hawai'i 55283
Hawai'i 55: Kekaha - Waimea Canyon and Kalalau, Pu'u o Kila Lookouts284
Glossary 291
Additional Reading 295
About the Authors 307