Eruption! : volcanoes and the science of saving lives

by Rusch, Elizabeth,

Format: Print Book 2013
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Brentwood Library Juvenile Non-fiction JUV 363.34 Rusch
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Bridgeville Public Library Children's The Earth JUV 363.34 RUS
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Green Tree Public Library Children's J Disasters Volcano Rusch
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Hampton Community Library Juvenile Non-Fiction J 363.34 RUS
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Jefferson Hills Public Library Juv Nonfiction J 363.34 RUS
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Summary
"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.
Published Reviews
Booklist Review: "In the latest entry in the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series, Rusch and Uhlman bring the power of volcanoes to life, though their focus is on how modern scientists predict eruptions. Following the death of 23,000 people in the 1985 eruption of Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia, members of the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program believed they'd learned enough from earlier eruptions to help prevent future tragedies.Because the VDAP scientists cannot always be on site when disasters occur, they hosted and trained native volcanologists to measure volcanic pressure and develop early evacuation warnings. This book focuses on two extreme challenges, Mount Pinatubo in the Philippines and Mount Merapi in Indonesia. Despite the training, advances in modern detection equipment, and satellite images, Mount Merapi proved a nail-biting experience. Because Rusch and Uhlman saw the Merapi destruction first-hand when they accompanied VDAP scientists on a follow-up trip to Indonesia, their deep research, educational graphics, and breathtaking photos are all the more compelling.--Petty, J. B. Copyright 2010 Booklist"
From Booklist, Copyright (c) American Library Association. Used with permission.
Additional Information
Series Scientists in the field.
Subjects Volcanic eruptions -- Juvenile literature.
Volcanic eruptions.
Publisher Boston :Houghton Mifflin Books for Children,2013
Contributors Uhlman, Tom, photographer.
Language English
Description 76 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm.
Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references (page 75) and index.
ISBN 9780547503509 (hbk.)
0547503504 (hbk.)
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