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Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change
Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change Richard V. Fisher, Grant Heiken, Jeffrey Hulen 069101213X 9780691012131 Whenever a volcano threatens to erupt, scientists and adventurers from around the world flock to the site in response to the irresistible allure of
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Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change by Richard V. Fisher, Grant Heiken, Jeffrey Hulen

Whenever a volcano threatens to erupt, scientists and adventurers from around the world flock to the site in response to the irresistible allure of one of natures most dangerous and unpredictable phenomena. In a unique book probing the science and mystery of these fiery features, the authors chronicle not only their geologic behavior but also their profound effect on human life. From Mount Vesuvius to Mount St. Helens, the book covers the surprisingly large variety of volcanoes, the subtle to conspicuous signs preceding their eruptions, and their far-reaching atmospheric consequences. Here scientific facts take on a very human dimension, as the authors draw upon actual encounters with volcanoes, often through firsthand accounts of those who have witnessed eruptions and miraculously survived the aftermath.<P>The book begins with a description of the lethal May 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens--complete with an explanation of how safety officials and scientists tried to predict events, and howunsuspecting campers and loggers miles away struggled against terrifying blasts of ash, stone, and heat. The story moves quickly to the ways vol

Author: Richard V. Fisher, Grant Heiken, Jeffrey Hulen

Language: English

Binding: Hardcover

Pages: 344

Publisher: Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1997-05-05

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