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. Contents

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  • 126 pages

  • Over 100 colour photographs

  • 25.2 x 29.7 cm (landscape)

  • 97⁄8 x 113⁄4 in

. Photo Gallery

. The Red Volcanoes


Brad Lewis

The most active volcanoes on earth are Kilauea in the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, seen by 3 million people every year, and, half a world away, its counterpart Piton de la Fournaise, on the French island of La Réunion in the Indian Ocean. They are characterized by extraordinary lava flows that travel great distances in a spectacular landscape. Together they form the focus of this dazzling photographic essay by two renowned photographers, Brad.G. Lewis and

Paul-Edouard B. de Lajartre.

. Introductions

Introduction by Jack Lockwood, consultant to the disaster movie Dante’s Peak, and Alain Gerente, Academic and filmmaker, who produced many documentaries on active volcanoes, and  the Imax film “ Island Adventure”.

Alain Gerente

Alain Gerente writes : “Volcanoes are at the origin of the continents, the oceans, the atmosphere formation, and maybe at the beginning of life… Some of us, motivated by an intense call within, dedicate our lives studying, filming and photographing eruptions. That is just the essence of my life.”
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Jack Lockwood

Jack Lockwood

is one of the world’s leading volcanologists. Born in Connecticut, he is currently President of Geohazards Consultants International, Inc. and the author of over 140 articles on geology and volcanology.
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. Foreword

Jim Kauahikaua

Preface by Jim Kauahikaua scientist in charge of the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, and Gora Patel, from Reunion island, Director General of the French RFO SAT TV network.
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Gora Patel

. Photographers

Brad Lewis

G. Brad Lewis is one of the world’s leading volcano and nature photographers. His volcano images have appeared on the covers of Life and Geo and interviews with him have been seen on the NBC Today Show, CBS Evening News and the Discovery Channel.
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Paul-Edouard Bernard De Lajartre lives in La Réunion, where he has been documenting the lava flows of Piton de la Fournaise volcano for a number of years. His pictures are sold all over the world to private collectors and several museum.
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. The Islands
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The Island of Hawai'i (called the Big Island or Hawai'i Island) is a volcanic island in the Pacific Ocean and one of the eight main islands that compose the U.S. state of Hawai'i.

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La Réunion (French Island) stands between sky and sea under the trade winds, framed by the Ultramarine blue and turquoise shades of the Indian Ocean …

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