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Eruption! : Volcanoes and the science of saving lives
Eruption! : Volcanoes and the science of saving lives
Rusch, Elizabeth2013
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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. Rusch reveals the perilous, adrenaline-fueled, life-saving work of an international volcano crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines, from Chile to Indonesia.
Main title:
Eruption! : Volcanoes and the science of saving lives / text by Elizabeth Rusch ; photographs by Tom Uhlman.
Imprint:
Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 2013
Collation:
76 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Notes:
Includes glossaryIncludes bibliographical references (page 75) and index.
Contents:
Sleeping giant -- Never again -- Mount Pinatubo -- To evacuate or not to evacuate? -- Volcano training camp -- How do you watch a volcano you can't see? -- Mount Merapi's next move -- The mystery of the missing ash -- What happened here? -- Living and working in the shadow of a volcano -- Volcanic vocabulary.
ISBN:
97805475035099780544932456
Dewey class:
551.2363.3495551
Language:
English
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Brighton LibraryJunior Animals and NatureJ 551 RUSAvailable
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