Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens
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Generally awesome, but slow to get relevant I had a lot of thoughts/emotions throughout this generally awesome book:~Excitement to read it. I visited the remains of Mt. St. Helens when I was 9. I periodically love volcanoes.~Frustration. Over 50 of the first 139 pages are backstory on the Weyerhaeuser family/company for the past 100 years, and the very in-depth history of the forest service. Both could have been done in 5 or 10 imo)~Incredulity. The mountain d. Active volcanoes should be respected lithophyte I visited Mount Saint Helen's a few years ago. It was very impressive to see the barren desolation from the ridge viewing location. Even after many years, the surrounding area looked like a moonscape, virtually no plants until you were miles from the crater. It is a very good example of how much power lies in a volcanic eruption. I enjoyed the book, it is well researched and the facts are presented in multiple ways. . Amazon Customer said More than just a volcano. I like the fact that the author gives us so much more than the scientific facts about the eruption. He creates a context with lots of interesting historical background as well as the political and social influences that came into play at the time. I enjoyed the small connection to my state (Utah) with information about two of the kidnappers of George Weyerhauser. It prompted me to look into their backgrounds and see
St Helens in a moment of stunning power, decapitating the mountain and leveling miles of old growth forest in a shockwave of boiling ash. --Jon Foro. 57 lives we lost within minutes, and yet the disaster didn't come without warning: the prior two months saw the volcano awaken in a series of earthquakes, ash plumes, and a massive, growing bulge on the north face looming ominously over Spirit Lake and the valleys below. Why was anyone there at all? Steve Olson's Eruption examines the forces at work--volcanic, economic, political, and historical--to tell a story at both geologic and human scales, documenting in thrilling fashion the demise of an iconic landscape as well as those who witnessed it: who they were, why they were there, and what they experienced when the earth opened and the sky fell. An Best Book of March 2016: In 1980, more than a thousand feet disappeared from the top of Mt
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. The eruption of Mount St. 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. Helens. 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. Still, when a massive ex