Eruption!

Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives

By Elizabeth Rusch; Tom Uhlman (Illustrator)
(Harcourt Brace and Company, Hardcover, 9780547503509, 80pp.)

Publication Date: June 18, 2013

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Description
At 11:35 p.m., as Radio Armero played cheerful music, a towering wave of mud and rocks bulldozed through the village, roaring like a squadron of fighter jets. Twenty-three thousand people died in the 1985 eruption of Colombia's Nevado del Ruiz. Today, more than one billion people worldwide live in volcanic danger zones. In this riveting nonfiction book filled with spectacular photographs and sidebars Rusch reveals the perilous, adrenaline-fueled, life-saving work of an international volcano crisis team (VDAP) and the sleeping giants they study, from Colombia to the Philippines, from Chile to Indonesia.



About the Author
The award-winning freelance writer Elizabeth Rusch has published more than one hundred articles in magazines such as Muse, Smithsonian, and Mother Jones. She is the author of a number award-winning nonfiction titles for children, including: Generation Fix, Will it Blow?, The Planet Hunter, For the Love of Music: The Remarkable Story of Maria Anna Mozart, Eruption!, and The Mighty Mars Rovers.

Elizabeth lives in Portland, Oregon, with her family. You can visit Liz online at www.elizabethrusch.com.



Tom Uhlman has been a freelance photographer for 25 years. He photographs lots of news and sporting events, but enjoys shooting pictures of wildlife and the natural world most of all. Visiting some of the most famous volcanos in the world and meeting the people who study them was a special treat. Tom's photographs can also be seen inupcoming Scientists in the Field book Park Scientists, and previously in Emi and the Rhino Scientist and The Bat Scientists
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