Eruption

Eruption

The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Downloadable Audiobook - 2016
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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.
Publisher: Prince Frederick : HighBridge, a division of Recorded Books, 2016
ISBN: 9781681680194
Branch Call Number: EAUDIO OVERDRIVE
Characteristics: 1 audio file : digital
Additional Contributors: OverDrive, Inc

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Sep 17, 2016

This audio book seemed longer than I expected, with a lot of small details in the information provided. But by the end I was glad I had listened to it all because it gave a very comprehensive background on the eruption. It was surprising to me what a big event this was, and how many more people would have died if it had happened on a different day or time.

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