Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park (PagePerfect NOOK Book) [NOOK Book]

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Despite growing evidence of geothermic activity under America's first and foremost national park, it took geologists a long time to realize that there was actually a volcano beneath Yellowstone. And then, why couldn't they find the caldera or crater? Because, as an aerial photograph finally revealed, the caldera is 45 miles wide, encompassing all of Yellowstone. What will happen, in human terms, when it erupts?

Greg Breining explores the ...

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Overview

Despite growing evidence of geothermic activity under America's first and foremost national park, it took geologists a long time to realize that there was actually a volcano beneath Yellowstone. And then, why couldn't they find the caldera or crater? Because, as an aerial photograph finally revealed, the caldera is 45 miles wide, encompassing all of Yellowstone. What will happen, in human terms, when it erupts?

Greg Breining explores the shocking answer to this question and others in a scientific yet accessible look at the enormous natural disaster brewing beneath the surface of the United States. Yellowstone is one of the world's five "super volcanoes." When it erupts, much of the nation will be hit hard.

Though historically Yellowstone has erupted about every 600,000 years, it has not done so for 630,000, meaning it is 30,000 years overdue. Starting with a scenario of what will happen when Yellowstone blows, this fascinating study describes how volcanoes function and includes a timeline of famous volcanic eruptions throughout history.

Greg Breining writes about the environment, adventure, and worldwide travel for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, Audubon, and other publications. His books include A Hard-Water World, Minnesota Yesterday & Today, Wild Shore, and Return of the Eagle, among others. Breining lives in St. Paul, Minnesota.  gregbreining.com

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781610599399
  • Publisher: Rockport Publishers
  • Publication date: 11/20/2011
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 247,502
  • File size: 5 MB

Meet the Author

Greg Breining writes about the environment, adventure, and worldwide travel for The New York Times, National Geographic Traveler, Sports Illustrated, Audubon, and other publications. His books include A Hard-Water World, Minnesota Yesterday & Today, Wild Shore, and Return of the Eagle, among others. Breining lives in St. Paul, Minnesota. gregbreining.com

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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 The big blast 11

Chapter 2 Yellowstone today 23

Chapter 3 Natural wonders 65

Chapter 4 Evolving geology 87

Chapter 5 The yellowstone puzzle 107

Chapter 6 Distant death 129

Chapter 7 Most-super volcanoes 149

Chapter 8 The deadliest volcanoes 175

Chapter 9 The next big blast 227

Glossary 243

References 247

Index 250

About the Author 256

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  • Posted March 27, 2010

    I Also Recommend:

    Not what I was expecting

    I got this book because I thought it would be really cool to learn about Super Volcanoes, turns out only chapter 1 and chapter 9 are really about Super Volcanoes. The rest of the book is a geology lesson or 'Volcanoes in Human History' Breining fills a majority of his book with information straight out of that book, which albeit interesting, is like I said not what i was looking for. You mine as well read the books listed below for what you get out of this.

    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 5, 2012

    Okay,but a little misleading

    The majority of the book is a historical account of Yellowstone. I was expecting a little more on Yellowstone as a super volcano and the predicted effects of an eruption.

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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