Volcano Cowboys The Rocky Evolution of a Dangerous Science
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Description: Volcanoes have destroyed and killed throughout history, but we have never known much about them. Now a group of brave scientists are working to understand the actual conditions that cause eruptions, how to predict them, and what we can do, if anything, to temper their destructiveness. Thompson, a Time magazine correspondent, takes us from the May 1980 eruption of Mt. St. Helens in Washington state through new concentrated efforts to construct a wider-reaching and more rigid discipline. Thompson spent many hours with the relative handful of scientists whom he calls "volcano cowboys." They have loaned him their field notes and shared personal stories. That vivid material combined with Thompson's ability to bring a good story to life has resulted in a book that celebrates these "cowboys," their hazardous lives, and the often harrowing decisions they must make.
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All the information you need in one place! Each Study Brief is a summary of one specific subject; facts, figures, and explanations to help you learn faster.
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Publisher: St. Martin's Press
Publication date: 1/18/2002
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
|Mount St. Helens, 1980|
|Hoblitt's Floating Island, Summer 1979|
|Field Notes: May 17, 1980/Mindy Brugman|
|Field Notes: May 18, 1980/The St. Helens Observers|
|The Learning Season, 1980-1989|
|Field Notes: August 1980/The FPP Experiment|
|The Volcano Lab: St. Helens After the Blast|
|Mammoth Lakes: Between a Rock and a Hard Place|
|The Volcano Zoo|
|Field Notes: December 15, 1989/Redoubt, Alaska|
|Mount Pinatubo, 1991|
|Trained Decision Makers|
|They'll Think You're a Hero|
|Field Notes: August 1991/Bezymianny|