Supervolcano

[John Savino, Marie D. Jones] ↠ Supervolcano ✓ Read Online eBook or Kindle ePUB. Supervolcano Intersting according to Amazon Customer. When I saw this book advertised here on Amazon, it seemed like the kind of book I enjoy reading, so I ordered a copy. At first glance, this book seems a little lightweight. It is full of pictures, diagrams and scary-looking fonts of the type that tend to fill the pages of speculative books. In addition, although the author is a geophysicist with a Ph.D. he seems to refer to more articles in popular publications such as USA Today and Readers Digest and

Supervolcano

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Rating : 4.51 (832 Votes)
Asin : 1564149536
Format Type : paperback
Number of Pages : 288 Pages
Publish Date : 2013-10-19
Language : English

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So devastating was the Toba eruption and the sheer amount of ash it released into the atmosphere, it altered the global climate for years, creating a mini Ice Age that obliterated massive amounts of plant, animal, and human life. And their effects are catastrophic. Supervolcanoes are considered one of the five biggest threats to humankind, along with asteroids, nuclear war, disease, and global warming. The new book, Supervolcano, explores this eruption of the Toba supervolcano in Sumatra, Indonesia, its far-reaching impact, and the strong possibility of another supervolcano eruption in our lifetime. Supervolcano will explore: -What supervolcanos are, where they are found, and why they are so deadly to life on earth. -Toba, the largest of the known supervolcanoes in the past 27 million years, and how its catastrophic environmental aftermath brought humanity to the brink of extinction. It was an event that released 3,000 times the energy of Mt. A new theory claims this earth-shattering event also caused a severe "population bottleneck" in humans, leading to the eventual extinction of all other branches of our species with the exception of onethe branch that survived Toba and became modern humans. -How genetic, geological, and computer studies show that each human today is rela

is a geophysicist with a background in earthquakes and volcanoes. Savino has also participated in the DOE's Public Outreach Program, delivering presentations on earthquakes and volcanoes. He has presented papers at numerous scientific conferences and published articles in refereed journals, technical reports, and abstracts in

"Intersting" according to Amazon Customer. When I saw this book advertised here on Amazon, it seemed like the kind of book I enjoy reading, so I ordered a copy. At first glance, this book seems a little lightweight. It is full of pictures, diagrams and scary-looking fonts of the type that tend to fill the pages of speculative books. In addition, although the author is a geophysicist with a Ph.D. he seems to refer to more articles in popular publications such as USA Today and Readers' Digest and abstracts of papers than you would expect of an expert in the field. These limitations a. Don't waste your time! I teach college-level science, including a course on volcanoes. I must say that this is one of the most poorly-written science books that I have ever read. This book looks like a vanity-press product that has undergone essentially no editing. Interestingly, one of the specialities of the publisher is paranormal phenomena. To be sure, there is interesting content in the book if one can sift it out. There are many errors of grammar, punctuation (way too many commas!), and spelling; they even misspelled the name of noted volcanologist Haraldu. A very interesting book about a remote, but dangerous threat. This book is the first well-researched, well-written volume I have seen on supervolcanoes, i.e., resurgent ash-flow calderas. These monsters do not make conical mountains, but scatter ash and other pyroclastic debris over thousand of square kilometers, change climate and incoming solar radiation, and can wipe out species and civilizations in an instant.The present book discusses these phenomena as well as recent large scale eruptions in the near past, such as Thera, Crater Lake, and Tambora, for purposes of comparison. This is necessary, i

You can try diverting an asteroid, but there is nothing at all you can do about a supervolcano."--Dr. Ted Nield, Geological Society of London . From the Back Cover "When a supervolcano goes offit produces energy equivalent to an impact with a comet or asteroid

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