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Geology Of Hawaii
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ISBN 9781156096772
REGISTERED: 12/02/17
UPDATED: 12/11/19
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii Hotspot, Pisces V, Robert S. Dietz, Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Excerpt: The Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian : Mokupuni o Hawaii ) are an archipelago of eight major islands , several atolls , numerous smaller islets , and undersea seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean ,


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  • ISBN bar code 9781156096772 ξ1 registered April 07 2016
  • ISBN bar code 9781156096772 ξ2 registered February 02 2015
  • Product category is Geology-of-Hawaii Source-Wikipedia Book
  • Manufacturered by Books LLC, Wiki Series

  • Product weight is 0.12 lbs.
Purchase includes free access to book updates online and a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Chapters: Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii Hotspot, Pisces V, Robert S. Dietz, Hawaii Undersea Research Laboratory. Excerpt: The Hawaiian Islands (Hawaiian : Mokupuni o Hawaii ) are an archipelago of eight major islands , several atolls , numerous smaller islets , and undersea seamounts in the North Pacific Ocean , extending some 1,500 miles (2,400 km ) from the island of Hawaii in the south to northernmost Kure Atoll (the northwesternmost island in Hawaii is Green Island , which is joined to the Kure Atoll). Excluding Midway , which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, the Hawaiian Islands form the U.S. state of Hawaii . Once known as the "Sandwich Islands", the archipelago now takes its name from the largest island in the cluster.The islands are the exposed peaks of a great undersea mountain range known as the Hawaiian-Emperor seamount chain , formed by volcanic activity over a hotspot in the Earth's mantle. At about 1,860 miles (3,000 km) from the nearest continent, the Hawaiian Island archipelago is the most isolated grouping of islands on earth . Islands and reefs Main article: History of Hawaii Captain James Cook visited the islands on January 18, 1778 and named them the "Sandwich Islands" in honor of John Montagu, 4th Earl of Sandwich , who was one of his sponsors as the First Lord of the Admiralty . The Hawaiian Islands have a total land area of 6,423.4 square miles (16,636.5 km ). Except for Midway , which is an unincorporated territory of the United States, these islands and islets are administered as the state of Hawaii the 50th state of the United States of America .Main islands The eight main Hawaiian islands (also known as the Hawaiian Windward Islands) are listed here from east to west. All except Kahoolawe are inhabited.Smaller islands, atolls, reefs

References
    ^ Geology Of Hawaii (revised Dec 2019)
    ^ Geology of Hawaii: Earthquakes in Hawaii, Geology Museums in Hawaii, Volcanism of Hawaii, Hawaiian Islands, Hawaii Hotspot, Books LLC, Wiki Series. Amazon. (revised Feb 2015)

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