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Author Johnson, R. W. (R. Wally)

Title Fire mountains of the islands : a history of volcanic eruptions and disaster management in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands / R. Wally Johnson.

Imprint Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013.
Publication Info. ©2013


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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Burning islands and Dampier's voyage: 1700 -- Volcano sightings by European navigators: 1528-1870 -- European intruders and the 1878 Rabaul eruption: 1870-1883 -- Volcanic events of the German era: 1884-1914 -- Australian colonists and the volcanoes of mainland New Guinea: 1849-1938 -- Calderas, ignimbrites and the 1937 eruption at Rabaul: 1914-1940 -- Eruptions during the Pacific War and postwar recovery: 1941-1950 -- Disaster at Lamington: 1951-1952 -- Tony Taylor and an eruption time cluster: 1951-1966 -- Plate tectonics and false alarms: 1960-1972 -- Cooke-Ravian and a volcanic resurgence: 1971-1979 -- Eruption alert at Rabaul caldera: 1971-1994 -- Eruptions at Rabaul: 1994-1999 -- Eruptions of the early twenty-first century: 1998-2008 -- Reassessing volcanic risk in the North-eastern Gazelle Peninsula: 2000-2012 -- Historical analysis and volcanic disaster-risk reduction.
Preliminary pages; Foreword; Acknowledgements and Sources; Volcano Names and Totals; 1. Burning Islands and Dampier's Voyage: 1700; Track of the Roebuck; Near Oceania, Melanesia and Melanesians; Early Ideas about Volcanic Activity; Preview; 2. Volcano Sightings by European Navigators: 1528-1870; Saavedra, Retes and Mendaña; Schouten, Le Maire and Tasman; Carteret, Hunter, D'Entrecasteaux and ParkerWilson; European and Melanesian Viewpoints; 3. European Intruders and the 1878 Rabaul Eruption: 1870-1883; Blanche Bay and the Tolai; Miklouho-Maclay; Traders, Missionaries and a GentlemanExplorer.
1878 Eruption at RabaulPowell's Voyage and a Possible Eruption 'Pulse'; Volcanological Events Elsewhere; 4. Volcanic Events of the German Era: 1884-1914; Colonial Partitioning; Ritter Island Disaster; Hahl and Sapper; Time Cluster of Eruptions; 5. Australian Colonists and the Volcanoes of Mainland New Guinea:1849-1938; First Impressions; British New Guinea and Victory Volcano; Evan R. Stanley in Papua; Australians in the Territory of New Guinea after 1920; Australians in the Territory of Papua before 1938; 6. Calderas, Ignimbrites and the1937 Eruption at Rabaul: 1914-1940.
Garrison Life and VolcanoesAustralian Expedition along the Bismarck Volcanic Arc; Calderas and Ignimbrites; Eruption at Rabaul in 1937; Subsequent Investigations at Rabaul; 7. Eruptions during the Pacific Warand Postwar Recovery: 1941-1950; Fisher and Renewed Activity from Tavurvur; Kizawa and the Sulphur Creek Observatory; Eruptions at Goropu Volcano, Papua; Hiroshima, Surges and Postwar Recovery; Changing the Volcanological Leadership; 8. Disaster at Lamington: 1951-1952; Higaturu and the Orokaiva; Build-up to Catastrophe; Relief and Recovery; Seeking Explanation and Meaning; Aftermath.
9. Tony Taylor and an Eruption Time Cluster: 1951-1966Eruptions of 1951-1957; Experiments in Prediction; Long Island Evacuation of 1953-1954; Bam Tragedy of 1954-1955; Evacuation of Manam and the 1956-1966 Eruptions; Tuluman 1953-1957 and the Obsidian Minersof Lou; 10. Plate Tectonics and False Alarms:1960-1972; Advances in Science and Technology; Gas Emissions from Two Highlands Volcanoes; Volcanic-Disaster Preparations at WauTownship in 1967; Evacuation from Dawson Strait in 1969; Origin of the Dawson Strait Earthquakes and a Note on Volcanic False Alarms.
Tectonic Earthquakes and the End of the Taylor Era11. Cooke-Ravian and a Volcanic Resurgence: 1971-1979; New Eruption Time Cluster; Ulawun and the Threat of Cone Collapse; Long Island Disaster and Tibito Tephra; Yomba and Cook: Two 'Mystery' Volcanoes; Fatal Eruption on Karkar in 1979; 12. Eruption Alert at Rabaul Caldera:1971-1994; Crisis Build-up and Stage-2 Alert; Scientific Responses to the Caldera Unrest; Worldwide Volcanic Crises and Developments in Risk Awareness; Costs, Benefits and Crisis Decline: 1985-1994; Volcanic Alert on Simbo Island; 13. Eruptions at Rabaul: 1994-1999.
Language English.
Summary Volcanic eruptions have killed thousands of people and damaged homes, villages, infrastructure, subsistence gardens, and hunting and fishing grounds in Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands. The central business district of a town was destroyed by a volcanic eruption in the case of Rabaul in 1994. Volcanic disasters litter not only the recent written history of both countries--particularly Papua New Guinea--but are recorded in traditional stories as well. Furthermore, evidence for disastrous volcanic eruptions many times greater than any witnessed in historical times is to be found in the geological record. Volcanic risk is greater today than at any time previously because of larger, mainly sedentary populations on or near volcanoes in both countries. An attempt is made in this book to review what is known about past volcanic eruptions and disasters with a view to determining how best volcanic risk can be reduced today in this tectonically complex and volcanically threatening region.
Subject Volcanic eruptions -- Papua New Guinea.
Volcanic eruptions -- Solomon Islands.
Emergency management -- Papua New Guinea.
Emergency management -- Solomon Islands.
Lifestyle, sport and leisure.
Natural history Mod Natural history.
The Earth: natural history general.
SCIENCE -- Earth Sciences -- Seismology & Volcanism.
Emergency management. (OCoLC)fst00908500
Volcanic eruptions. (OCoLC)fst01168816
Papua New Guinea. (OCoLC)fst01212610
Solomon Islands. (OCoLC)fst01204144
Indexed Term Volcanic eruptions
Emergency management
Papua New Guinea
Solomon Islands
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Electronic books
Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Johnson, R.W. (R. Wally). Fire mountains of the islands. Canberra, ACT, Australia : ANU E Press, 2013 9781922144225 (OCoLC)821211843
ISBN 9781922144232 (electronic bk.)
1922144231 (electronic bk.)
Standard No. 10.26530/OAPEN_462202
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GBVCP 865751552
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