Eruption the untold story of Mount St. Helens

by Olson, Steve, 1956-

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Summary
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{u2019}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.
Contents
The land
The warnings
The conservationists
The eruption
The rescues
The monument
Decline and renewal
Epilogue.

Additional Information
Subjects Volcanic eruptions Washington (State)
Volcanoes Washington (State)
Nature
Sociology
Science
Nonfiction
Saint Helens, Mount (Wash.) Eruption, 1980.
Electronic books.
Publisher New York :W. W. Norton & Company2016
2016
Edition First edition.
Contributors OverDrive, Inc.
Language English
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Bibliography Notes Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN 9780393242805
9780393242805
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