Limit search to available items
Book Cover
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
Published Acton, A.C.T. : ANU E Press, 2013
Online access available from:
JSTOR Open Access    View Resource Record  


Description 1 online resource
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 MendaƱa; 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
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
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
Tectonic Earthquakes and the End of theTaylor 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
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes English
Subject Emergency management -- Papua New Guinea.
Emergency management -- Solomon Islands.
Volcanic eruptions -- Papua New Guinea.
Volcanic eruptions -- Solomon Islands.
Form Electronic book
LC no. 2017416885
ISBN 1922144223
1922144231 (electronic bk.)
9781922144232 (electronic bk.)