Mount Rainier is one of the most dangerous volcanoes on earth because of its awe-inspiring size and close proximity to the population centers of Seattle and Tacoma. What if this primordial giant were to erupt-tomorrow? Thomas P. Hopp vividly portrays the all-too-possible day when the mountain unleashes its pent-up fury.
Enter a world gone mad with explosions that dwarf nuclear bombs, giant mudflows, choking ashfalls, and spouting red-hot lava. Flee in desperation with mountain climbers caught in the first outbursts. Experience one family's struggle to survive when their home is swept away by a lahar mudflow. Fly with helicopter crews risking their own lives to save others. Learn Nisqually Indian legends of this White Mountain called Tacobet. Observe scientists predicting the volcano's next outburst. Follow government officials trying to stave off catastrophe.
RAINIER ERUPTS! is a heart-stopping true-to-life look at the horrors and heroism that would mark such a day of disaster.
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About the Author
Tom's mystery stories follow Dr. Peyton McKean, a super-intelligent sleuth known as "The Greatest Mind Since Sherlock Holmes." Like the author himself, Dr. McKean is not so much a user of DNA tests as an inventor of DNA tests. Viruses, microbes, and evil geniuses form the core of his opposition. Dr. McKean possesses tremendous intellectual power, but often must back it up with daring feats that would challenge James Bond. Tom's Dinosaur Wars books have been described as "Star Wars meets Jurassic Park." Featuring laser-blasting space invaders and huge beasts revived from Earth's past, these tales follow Yellowstone Park naturalist Chase Armstrong and Montana rancher's daughter Kit Daniels as they struggle to survive in a world where dinosaurs live again. These exciting science fiction adventures are suitable for all ages and both genders.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
Wow! What a wild ride. Even though this is fiction, it seemed terrifyingly real. The places are real and the people seemed to be real too. One thing I like in a story is to get right into it with the characters, and this book had me going. I couldn't put it down. Especially when peoples' houses got swept away and they were in them! It is a realistic tale of survival in the worst disaster imaginable. I highly recommend this book for young and old alike but be prepared for almost nonstop chills and excitement. I see Mount Rainier often but after reading this book it will never look the same to me again.