Eruption The Untold Story Of Mount St Helens

Author: Steve Olson
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company
ISBN: 0393242803
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Survival narrative meets scientific, natural, and social history in the riveting story of a volcanic disaster. For months in early 1980, scientists, journalists, sightseers, and nearby residents listened anxiously to rumblings in Mount St. Helens, part of the chain of western volcanoes fueled by the 700-mile-long Cascadia fault. Still, no one was prepared when an immense eruption took the top off of the mountain and laid waste to hundreds of square miles of verdant forests in southwestern Washington State. The eruption was one of the largest in human history, deposited ash in eleven U.S. states and five Canadian provinces, and caused more than one billion dollars in damage. It killed fifty-seven people, some as far as thirteen miles away from the volcano’s summit. Shedding new light on the cataclysm, author Steve Olson interweaves the history and science behind this event with page-turning accounts of what happened to those who lived and those who died. Powerful economic and historical forces influenced the fates of those around the volcano that sunny Sunday morning, including the construction of the nation’s railroads, the harvest of a continent’s vast forests, and the protection of America’s treasured public lands. The eruption of Mount St. Helens revealed how the past is constantly present in the lives of us all. At the same time, it transformed volcanic science, the study of environmental resilience, and, ultimately, our perceptions of what it will take to survive on an increasingly dangerous planet. Rich with vivid personal stories of lumber tycoons, loggers, volcanologists, and conservationists, Eruption delivers a spellbinding narrative built from the testimonies of those closest to the disaster, and an epic tale of our fraught relationship with the natural world.

Eruption

Author: Steve Olson
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ISBN: 9780393353587
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A riveting history of the Mount St. Helens eruption that will long stand as a classic of descriptive narrative (Simon Winchester)."

Mount St Helens

Author: Rob Carson
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 157061248X
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Documents the events leading up to and following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980 as well as the twenty-year process of the mountain's ecological rebirth.

Footprints In The Ash

Author: John D. Morris
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ISBN: 9780890514009
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In the aftermath, amid the rivers of mud, blankets of ash, and eerie quiet, scientists made a startling discovery: nature was bringing life out of death, reclaiming from the destruction a teeming colony of plant and animal life. Most amazing of all, the geological upheavals had re-created the processes of old that had carved out such marvels as the Grand Canyon. Today, the site stands as a testament to the power of God, who upholds all of creation. In His infinite wisdom, He has shown the modern science of geology that the earth is much, much younger than many suspected.

Echoes Of Fury

Author: Frank Parchman
Publisher: Epicenter Press
ISBN: 9780974501437
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Finally comes the first complete account of the cataclysmic eruption of Mount St. Helens and its dramatic after-effects on the mountain and life around it for a quarter-century. Frank Parchman tells an epic story of eight people whose lives careen into dramatic new directions and who ultimately become bonded to one another and to the mountain in the aftermath of the volcanic fury in the southwest Washington state. Echoes of Fury is about nature's awesome dispay of raw-throated power; the heartbreak and anger of survivors whose lost loved ones were largely unaware of the danger, the thrill of scientific discovery, and ultimately the renewal of both nature and the human spirit.

Mount St Helens

Author: Mark R. Lembersky
Publisher: Blue Heron Pub
ISBN: 9780936085487
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The Spirit of Mount St. Helens will be released to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the eruption. This sensitive photo essay transports us from the mountain's violent eruption twenty years ago to the its biological regeneration today -- and its impact on the surrounding communities. The photography of Mark Lembersky is complemented by text from historical and contemporary sources. This is an elegant alternative to the cliched volcano images currently available.

I Survived The Eruption Of Mount St Helens 1980 I Survived 14

Author: Lauren Tarshis
Publisher: Scholastic Inc.
ISBN: 0545658535
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It was one the most beautiful mountains in America, Mount St. Helens, in Washington State. But what many didn't know was that this peaceful mountain had an explosive past. For more than a century, it had been quiet. But below ground, pressure had been building, and soon, Kaboom! Mount St. Helens would erupt with terrifying fury. Eleven-year-old Jessie Marlowe knew the mountain well, and like many, she never imagined that this serene wilderness could turn deadly. But on May 10th, 1980, Jessie finds herself in the middle of the deadliest volcanic eruption in U.S. history. Trapped on the mountain, she must escape clouds of poisonous gas, boiling rivers, and landslides of rock, glacial ice, and white-hot debris. The newest book in the I Survived series will take readers into one of the most environmentally devastating events in recent U.S. history.

Portrait Of Mount St Helens

Author: Chuck Williams
Publisher: Graphic Arts Books
ISBN: 9781558683105
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View the grandeur and the intimate detail of this beloved mountain as seen by 19th-century painters and pioneers as well as contemporary photographers.

Krakatoa

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926236
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Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology. In breathtaking detail he describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm whose echoes are still felt to this day.

In The Path Of Destruction

Author: Richard Waitt
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ISBN: 9780874223231
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"The air had no oxygen, like being trapped underwater...I was being cremated, the pain unbearable."--Jim Scymanky "I was on my knees, my back to the hot wind. It blew me along, lifting my rear so I was up on my hands...It was hot but I didn't feel burned--until I felt my ears curl."--Mike Hubbard A napping volcano blinked awake in March 1980. Two months later, the mountain roared. Author Richard Waitt was one of the first to arrive following the mountain's early rumblings. A geologist with intimate knowledge of Mount St. Helens, Waitt delivers a detailed and accurate chronicle of events. His eruption story unfolds through unforgettable, riveting narratives--the heart of a masterful chronology that also delivers engrossing science, history, and journalism.