The Hitchhiker's Guide to
the Galaxy is a wholly remarkable book.
Perhaps the most remarkable, certainly the
most successful book ever to come out of the
great publishing corporations of Ursa Minor
- of which no Earthman had ever heard of.
More popular than the <a href="http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Celestial_Home_Care_Omnibus?action=edit&redlink=1" title="Celestial Home Care
Omnibus (page does not exist)">Celestial
Home Care Omnibus, better selling than
<a href="http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Fifty-Three_More_Things_to_do_in_Zero_Gravity?action=edit&redlink=1" title="Fifty-Three More Things
to do in Zero Gravity (page does not
exist)">Fifty-Three More Things to do in
Zero Gravity, and more controversial
than Oolon Colluphid
trilogy of philosophical blockbusters Where God
, <a href="http://hitchhikers.wikia.com/wiki/Some_More_of_God%27s_Greatest_Mistakes" title="Some More of God's Greatest
Mistakes">Some More of God's Greatest
Mistakes and Who
is this God Person Anyway?
already supplanted the Encyclopedia
as the standard repository
of all knowledge and wisdom, for two
important reasons. First, it's slightly
cheaper; and secondly it has the words DON'T
PANIC printed in large friendly letters on
The Hitchhiker's Guide to Noteworthy Volcanoes is an highly
respected guide used everywhere by young Vulcanologists and
Earth Science Teachers on the go. From the Galactic
Whirlpool, to the Rings of Saturn, the HGNV is there when
you need it. "When you find yourself in
unfamiliar territory, and you're pretty sure you're looking
at a volcano...Don't Panic, let the HGNV come to the
You are responsible for the research, design
and layout of two pages of the
2013 Edition of the Hitchhiker's Guide to Noteworthy
Volcanoes. Your pages will present a brief
profile of a volcano of your choice, located anywhere on
Earth. Your entries will provide the kind of vital
information that our clients crave, and often desperately
The newly redesigned 2013 Edition of the HGNV
Using the resources below,
choose a volcano as described and record your choice on the
Google Doc Signup sheet for your class period.
Conduct research about this volcano and collect
the following information: Location,
Type of Volcano, Photo of this
Volcano (if possible), Maps showing
where this volcano is located on a World Map, as well as a
more LOCAL map showing the volcanoes location. . Date of Last Eruption,, Name of Closest Human Settlement to this
Volcano, Brief Description of
this Population Center (Population, Language spoken,
Currency used, Climate description, Local attractions, maybe
the name of a nice local restaurant, or a comfortable place
to stay would be nice as well.). Assemble
your information on two pages, using one of the page templates
provided. Write a brief"Hitchhiker's Guide" reporter who was
on the scene during the last eruption. What's
that? You weren't ACTUALLY on the scene at the time,
bah...no problem, be creative. Remember our motto:
let the Truth get in the way of a good story!"
Describe the eruption, LIVE "as it happened". Pay
particular attention to describing the short term and long term effects
upon the area. Our clients desperately need to know how this
volcano's eruption will affect the local area, now, and in the
site to select which region of the world you will be
studying. Go to the "Volcano" Tab and choose a volcano
by clicking on the Alpha Volcano tab to choose by name, or
the Volcanoes by Country to choose by location.
Continue working your way through the divisions and select
the specific volcano that you are going to profile. Go
to the Google Doc Signup Sheet for your period and sign up
for your volcano on the master list.
and Outline Maps-
Use this site to download maps which
will allow you to illustrate where in the world your chosen
volcano is located AND specifically where in each
region/country/area your volcano is located.
site contains on-line, small GIF maps of countries of the
world, continents and world maps.
- This site is maintained by the Central
Intelligence Agency. It contains a large variety of
information, maps and guides about various parts of the
USGS Volcanoes Site
site is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey. It
contains lots of information about types of volcanoes,
location of volcanoes, effects of volcanic eruptions, and
much more! Use it for interesting background material
for your pages in the Hitchhiker's Guide.
- This site is maintained by the Michigan
Technological University. It offers interesting
information about volcanoes and a variety of links to other
This is an on-line encyclopedia which you may reference to
help you find the information you're seeking.
A PBS site about volcanoes on Earth. Good
information about living with volcanoes, judging hazards,
coping with risks and background information about volcanoes
This website is an educational resource
that describes the science behind volcanoes and volcanic
processes. This site is sponsored by NASA.
A 1784 paper written by Benjamin Franklin
Franklin may have been the first person to consider the
effect of volcanic eruptions on the weather. Read his
original 1784 paper here.
Very comprehensive site. There's a
glossary, descriptions about causes of volcanoes, a volcanic
database, even games and comics.
Frommer's Travel Guide
Another handy travel guide site. Use it to learn more
about your selected region, territory or country.
Your pages will be evaluated at RODRIGUE ENTERPRISES
home office currently in an undisclosed location in the
South Pacific. The latest FAX indicated that your
pages will be evaluated using the RUBRICS distributed in
Thank you for participating in our yearly upgrade of
this section of the Hitchhiker's Guide. Your efforts
will help people everywhere who find themselves in the
presence of a volcano and desperately need accurate and up
to date information.