O'Meara lives in Volcano [Village, Hawaii]. When we finally caught up with her on the phone, she'd had three hours sleep in the last four days, so mesmerized was she by events at the summit.... Ironically, O'Meara's stunning new volume Volcano: A Visual Guide, ....contains every type of volcano, every type of eruption, every type of lava, on every continent, under the sea and in outer space. (John Heckathorn hawaiimagazine.com 2008-03-20)
Stunning color photos bring you closer than you'd ever want to stand to some of the world's most spectacular active volcanoes... Even though Volcano is also full of facts...it's the nearly 300 pictures that make you really feel the heat. (Neil Pond AmericanProfile.com 2008-05-13)
In this book of stunning photographs, O'Meara...captures the destructive and renewing power of volcanoes.... [and] reveals how these dynamic features shape the landscape and excite our imaginations. (Science News 2008-04-12)
There are 1,500 active volcanoes around the world, and Donna O'Meara is iun love all of them. She calls volcanoes "a smorgasbord for the sense" because they hiss with steam, gurgle with lava and blow up. In ["Volcanoes"], O'Meara gives readers a 280-photograph glimpse of their beautiful, but frightening, displays of power. (Honolulu Advertiser.com 2008-05-07)
About the Author
Donna O'Meara has researched and documented volcanic eruptions for more than 20 years, reporting and recording her observations for the National Geographic Society and other associations. Her work has been the subject of documentaries produced by the Smithsonian Institution, National Geographic Television and the Learning Channel. She is co-founder of Volcano Watch International and lives atop the world's most active volcano, Kilauea, in Hawaii.