Australia's Volcanoes

Cover image of a lake and mountain.

Paperback - May 2016 - AU $29.99

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.

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Paperback | May 2016 | $ 29.99
ISBN: 9781921517914 | 160 pages
Publisher: New Holland


Russel Ferret is an avid traveller. He visited and explored every site featured in his book Great Cities of the World and he or a member of his family took all but one of its photographs. His travels, along with 40 years of teaching geography and history to children, makes him eminently suitable to write a book of this breadth. Russell has also written When The Earth Moves: Earthquakes and Volcanoes in this Young Reed series for young children, as well as Australia's Volcanoes.