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A superb guide to Sunset Crater and the volcanoes of the Grand Canyon region is Volcanoes of Northern Arizona by volcanologist Wendell Duffield. It has beautiful photographs, clear explanations of what volcanoes are and why they do what they do, and detailed road maps and guides for touring the region's volcanoes.
The United States Geological Survey has a terrific site that explores the geology of Sunset Crater National Monument. It offers detailed explanations of the park's volcanic features, as well as an excellent recreation to the park's Bonito Lava Flow walking trail.
Little Springs Volcano is located in the Grand Canyon-Parashant National Monument, a relatively new park that is well worth a visit. Its website has history, maps, and points of interest.
The pueblos at Wupatki National Monument are hauntingly beautiful.
Earth Fire: A Hopi Legend of The Sunset Crater Eruption is a handsome, informative book that presents the beautiful Sunset Crater legend in both English and the original Hopi.
This article first appeared in Archaeology magazine.
Learn more about The Geology of Iceland compliments of Iceland's Nordic Volcanological Institute.
For comprehensive information on volcanoes and volcanology, visit
And the United States Geological Survey's Cascades Volcano Observatory page.
Thanks to Ragnar Th. Sigurdsson's Arctic-Images for his portrait of Haraldur.

The Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute in Panama City, is coordinator of the PPP and one of the world's leading tropical studies centers.
Go to the Panama Paleontology Project's homepage for maps, pictures of fossils, sections, and more information about the study.
Nancy Budd maintains the Neogene Marine Biota of Tropical America's fascinating database with pictures and information about specimens collected by the PPP.
The best site to learn the latest news from Etna, and the history of Etna, Vesuvius, and other Italian volcanoes is Boris Behncke's famed Italy's Volcanoes, the Cradle of Volcanology.
The Eurpoean Volcanological Society's Volcano News page offers up-to-the-minute reports on volcanoes worldwide.
Etna's livecam has been out of commission since the 2001 eruption, but Stromboli On-line maintains a list of other volcano-cams worldwide.
Thanks to Jeremy Bishop for the Contact Page picture of me on Mt. Etna. You can see more of his work at Volcanic Images.