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Mount St. Helens: The Eruption and Recovery of a Volcano

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Where were you on May 18, 1980, when Mount St. Helens erupted? Author Rob Carson's essays, accompanied by incredible photos, outline the events leading up to and following the eruption, with a special look at the 20-year process of the mountain's rebirth. As plants, insects, animals, and people have reclaimed Mount St. Helens, the mountain remains a looming reminder of an event that changed the face of the Northwest.
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Overview

Where were you on May 18, 1980, when Mount St. Helens erupted? Author Rob Carson's essays, accompanied by incredible photos, outline the events leading up to and following the eruption, with a special look at the 20-year process of the mountain's rebirth. As plants, insects, animals, and people have reclaimed Mount St. Helens, the mountain remains a looming reminder of an event that changed the face of the Northwest.
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Library Journal
Photographs with text commemorate ten years since the volcanic eruption of Mount St. Helens. Half the book portrays events in 1980: human and animal deaths as far away as six, nine, and 25 miles; the blast and scorch zones; the avalanche; the mud flows topping hills of 250 feet; the flooding and loss of property; and the 540 million-ton ash fall spread over 22,000 square miles. The second half of the book sketches events since 1980. Aquatic environments are now back to normal, but the first post-eruption tree harvest won't occur until 2025, and for other areas ``the minimum will be a century.'' The book also includes discussions on the unique scientific opportunities to study species adaptation and compressed geological time, the human conflicts over science versus tourism in Mount St. Helens National Monument, and over human intervention versus natural regeneration on timberland and rivers. For larger collections.--Janice Dunham, John Jay Coll. Lib., New York
Booknews
Documents the catastrophic explosion of Mt. St. Helens and its subsequent recovery 20 years later. The abundant photographs printed on glossy paper are the highlight of the book. No index. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Internet Bookwatch
The eruption of Mt. St. Helens is captured in photographic glory for any who would learn about the explosion of the volcano and the subsequent recovery of its surrounding environment. Black and white and some color photos accompany extensive descriptions of the eruption, its short- and long-term effects, and environmental changes.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781570612480
  • Publisher: Sasquatch Books
  • Publication date: 5/28/2000
  • Edition description: 20TH ANNOTATED
  • Edition number: 20
  • Pages: 160
  • Sales rank: 964,786
  • Product dimensions: 8.93 (w) x 11.65 (h) x 0.45 (d)

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