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Eruption! Volcanoes And The Science Of Saving Lives

Scientists In The Field Series

by Elizabeth Rusch; Tom Uhlman (Illustrator)


“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-saving work of an international volcano crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines, from Chile to Indonesia.

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Copyright year 2013
ISBN-13 9780547503509
ISBN-10 0547503504
Class Copyright
Publisher Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company
Subject Juvenile Nonfiction
File Size 44 MB
Number of Pages 80
Shelf No. KV171
Grade Range 4 - 7
Ages 9 - 12
Lexile 1000L
Curriculums Benchmark Advance Trademarks