Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

by Steve Olson


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ISBN-13: 9780393242799
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 03/07/2016
Pages: 320
Product dimensions: 6.10(w) x 9.40(h) x 1.20(d)

About the Author

Steve Olson is the author of Eruptions,Mapping Human History (a finalist for the National Book Award),Count Down, and other books. He lives in Seattle, Washington.


Suburban Washington, D.C.

Date of Birth:

September 5, 1956

Place of Birth:

San Diego, California


B.A. in Physics, Yale University, 1978

Table of Contents

Prologue ix

Part 1 The Land 1

Part 2 The Warnings 49

Part 3 The Conservationists 97

Part 4 The Eruption 141

Part 5 The Rescues 169

Part 6 The Monument 197

Part 7 Decline and Renewal 219

Epilogue 243

Acknowledgments 247

Source Notes 251

Bibliography 265

Illustration Credits 275

Index 277

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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens 3.8 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 4 reviews.
villivodder More than 1 year ago
I followed this disaster at the time, and still have the Time magazine that chronicled the events. This book provides a detailed before and after account that is a very worthwhile read. / To leave a one star review anonymously about this book is not only cowardly, but ignorant.
ValerieL More than 1 year ago
Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens by Steve Olson is a brilliant mix of the science behind the eruption and the personal stories of those affected by the eruptions - both victims and survivors. The combination of the two work together to show just how powerful the Earth can be and how much destruction and devastation can happen in an instant. The re-telling of the victims' and survivors' stories is just phenomenal. While it's a little macabre, I found the stories of what the victims would've gone through before they died fascinating. Conversely, the ingenuity and perseverance of the survivors was amazing and a wonderful example of the human spirit. The only complaint I have about the book is that two separate times, the author takes us on a tangent and neither really needed to be included in the book. They didn't add to the story line and in fact, their inclusion detracted from the story line. The first was the history of the WeyerHaeuser Logging Company and the family behind it. The second was a shorter tangent about Griffon Pinchot, who helped establish the national forestry services we have today. Both tangents are interesting on their own, but their inclusion in this book was definitely not the right decision. All in all, I really enjoyed the book and I will definitely be reading it more than once in order to help all the scientific information sink into my brain. (I received a free e-book of this title from NetGalley in exchange for my fair and honest review.  My review was not influenced by this. All opinions and conclusions are my own.)
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The map is continued from ruta septys all res. Read the map and rules res 1 and 2.