Volcanoes and the Science of Saving LivesBook - 2013
"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. 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.
Publisher: Boston : Houghton Mifflin Books for Children, 
Copyright Date: ©2013
Branch Call Number: j 363.3495 R951e 2013
Characteristics: 76 pages : illustrations (chiefly color), color maps ; 24 x 29 cm
Alternative Title: Volcanoes and the science of saving lives
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An account of the work of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister, and their team, describing their life-risking efforts to investigate the dangerous volcanoes which pose threats to more than one billion people worldwide.
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