National Geographic : 1970 Jun
Exciting New Books for WHEN the Hawaiian volcano Kilauea erupted in 1959 (below), one observ er showed an almost reckless interest. He climbed so close to the record-breaking 1,900-foot fountain of lava that his face blistered from the searing heat. A few days later, as he wrote his report for NATIONAL 880 GEOGRAPHIC, his nose was actually peeling from the burn. But because of his extra effort and enthusiasm, what might have been only dry geology acquired an added ingredient high adventure. Recently the same man, William Graves of our Senior Editorial Staff, returned to the 132 islands of Hawaii to write a book-a proj ect prompted by requests of Society members.