Book Review -- "Eruption:. . . "

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Book Review -- "Eruption:. . . "

Postby Marcus Minucius Audens » Wed Oct 26, 2016 10:22 am

The below book, I thought would gain some interest, as the story tells the tale of a infamous volcano and the elements surrounding the eruption and the country around it:

>>>> Steve Olson, "Eruption, The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens," W. W. Norton, 2016;

The death map that is provided in the book, is spread over two pages of this chroncile of modern America's most infamous volcano. It lists the names and locations of the 57 people which died in the eruption of Mount St, Helens in 1980. Hikers, a geologist, and the most well known victim, a very stubborn man, named Harry Truman, who refused to leave his lodge despite the two months of earthquakes that led up to the explosion. They are pinned to their last known spots. To explain what people were doing in the danger zone, journalist Olson reconstructs what Earth scientists knew - and underestimated - about the volcano. The book also relates how many differences in the views of the populace of the region, and changes in the preceeding century of both the land and the people of this area, and brought them ever closer to the mountain luring them into harms way.

Respectfully Submitted;
Marcus Audens
Marcus Minucius Audens

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