The Eruption and Healing of Mount St. Helens

Lauber, Patricia

Book - 1993
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
May 18, 1980, 8:32 A.M.: An earthquake suddenly triggered an avalanche on Mount St. Helens, a volcano in southern Washington State. Minutes later, Mount St. Helens blew the top off its peak and exploded into the most devastating volcanic eruption in U.S. history. What caused the eruption? What was left when it ended? What did scientists learn in its aftermath? In this extraordinary photographic essay, Patricia Lauber details the Mount St. Helens eruption and the years following. Through this clear accurate account, readers of all ages will share the awe of the scientists who witnessed both the power of the volcano and the resiliency of life.

Publisher: New York : Aladdin Paperbacks, 1993
Edition: 1st Aladdin paperbacks ed
ISBN: 0689716796
Branch Call Number: j 551.21 L366v
Characteristics: 60 p. :,col. ill., col. maps ;,27 cm


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This is a spectacular book; Lauber's narrative describing the eruption, aftermath, and gradual return of life to the Mount St. Helens slopes devastated by the 1980 eruption is anchored with stellar color photographs that show each phase of the destruction and the healing.

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Jan 09, 2012
  • WhatcomKidsLibrarians rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

Brilliantly written, with vivid descriptions and clear explanations, Volcano really earned its Newbery Honor medal. Even all these years later, this is a great read and a great read aloud.


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