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Eruption! : volcanoes and the science of saving lives

Author: Elizabeth Rusch
Publisher: Boston, Mass. : Houghton Mifflin Harcourt, 2013.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : Primary school : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Material Type: Document, Primary school, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Rusch
ISBN: 9780544210721 0544210727
OCLC Number: 864322460
Target Audience: 7 years and up.
Description: 1 online resource
Responsibility: Elizabeth Rusch.

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"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.

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