In chapter one “Fluidity of Land, Lava, and Law,” the stability of landscape is juxtaposed with dynamism of terrain. In Hawai'i and Iceland, scientific and cultural directives illuminate the boundaries of law as order and jurisdiction attempt to manage the impossible (such as stopping the flow of molten lava or capping live geysers). The known, but often untamed aspects to these enlivened environments draw broader implications about the degree of kineticism inherent to all landscapes that changes how we conceive of and practice law. Through common sense, governance happens in everyday environments. Through tourist accessibility, law witnesses the spectacle. Through frameworks of human risk within the natural environment, law's responsibility is challenged through the (un)predictability of the scientific and natural environment. Through property ownership over nature, law is implicated in control over the spectacle by private as well as public forces. Finally, through overtly non-legal avenues of science, culture, and tourism, law itself is a spectacle within the kinetic environment of the everyday