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by Olson, Steve, 1956-

Format: Book on CD 2016
Availability: Available at 2 Libraries 2 of 2 copies
Available (2)
Location Collection Call #
CLP - Main Library First Floor - Open Stacks (CD) QE523.S23 O47 2016bx
Location  CLP - Main Library
Collection  First Floor - Open Stacks
Call Number  (CD) QE523.S23 O47 2016bx
Northland Public Library Audio Books 363.3495 OL8 (COMPACT DISC)
Location  Northland Public Library
Collection  Audio Books
Call Number  363.3495 OL8 (COMPACT DISC)
Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster. For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, and ordinary people listened anxiously to rumblings in the longquiescent volcano Mount St. Helens. Still, when a massive explosion took the top off the mountain, no one was prepared. Fifty-seven people died, including newlywed logger John Killian (for years afterward, his father searched for him in the ash), scientist Dave Johnston, and celebrated local curmudgeon Harry Truman. The lives of many others were forever changed. Steve Olson interweaves history, science, and vivid personal stories of the volcano's victims and survivors to portray the disaster as a multifaceted turning point. Powerful economic, political, and historical forces influenced who died when the volcano erupted, and their deaths marked the end of an era in the Pacific Northwest. The eruption of Mount St. Helens transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, and our perceptions of how to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet.
Additional Information
Subjects Volcanic eruptions -- Washington (State)
Volcanoes -- Washington (State)
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.) -- Eruption, 1980.
Publisher [Minneapolis, Minnesota] :2016
Edition Unabridged.
Other Titles Eruption :
Contributors Yen, Jonathan, narrator.
HighBridge Audio (Firm), publisher.
Participants/Performers Read by Jonathan Yen.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Title from disc label.
Description 7 audio discs (8 1/2 hr.) ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781681680187
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