Eruption!

Eruption!

Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

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"At 11:35 p.m., as Radio Armero played cheerful music, a towering wave of mud and rocks bulldozed through the village, roaring like a squadron of fighter jets." Twenty-three thousand people died in the 1985 eruption of Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz. Today, more than one billion people worldwide live in volcanic danger zones. In this riveting nonfiction book--filled with spectacular photographs and sidebars--Rusch reveals the perilous, adrenaline-fueled, life-savingwork of an international volcano crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines, from Chile to Indonesia.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, c2013
ISBN: 9780547503509
Branch Call Number: J 551.21 RUS
Characteristics: 78 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,24 x 29 cm
Additional Contributors: Uhlman, Tom

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Is there a way to tell when a volcano is up about to erupt and how violent it will be? Follow volcanologists Andy Lockhart and John Pallister as they risk their lives trying to find answers to these questions. Color photos.

Is there a way to tell when a volcano is up about to erupt and how violent it will be? Follow volcanologists Andy Lockhart and John Pallister as they risk their lives trying to find answers to these questions. Color photos.

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LibrarianDestinee
Oct 25, 2013

There are lots of volcano books for kids, but I'd venture to say this is the best (especially for ages 9 to 12). The true danger of volcanoes has never been so palpable on the page. Wonderfully written, with awesome photography, and packed with information, I imagine this will inspire some future vulcanologists.

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