An Extensive Guide to Australia's Volcanic Past
A photographic and geological journey of discovery through Australia’s volcanic landscapes.
Australia's Volcanoes takes you on a journey of discovery through Australia’s volcanic landscapes. Every State contains evidence of past cataclysmic volcanic upheaval. Features such as Mount Warning in New South Wales, Tower Hill in Victoria, Cradle Mountain in Tasmania, the Undara lava tubes in Queensland, the diamond deposits in Western Australia’s Kimberley region and Mt Gambier’s crater lakes in South Australia are results of volcanic activity from thousands to millions of years ago. + Full description
The book explains what happened all those years ago to create the volcanic landforms that you see today. Most of the sites featured are accessible by car or foot. Maps are provided to help you find and explore the sites. The early chapters describe how volcanoes form, the different types of eruptions, what sort of rocks they create and how to recognise them. Processes are explained in simple, clear diagrams and colour photographs show most of the features and places described.- Short description