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Supervolcano : the catastrophic event that changed the course of human history (could Yellowstone be next?)

Author: John Savino; Marie D Jones
Publisher: Franklin Lakes, NJ : New Page Books, ©2007.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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What supervolcanos are, where they are found, and why they are so deadly to life on earth.---How genetic, geological and computer studies show that each human today is related to a survivor of the Toba supervolcano in Indonesia.---How we can prepare for the next supervolcano, which could be right here in our own back yard--Yellowstone National Park or Long Valley, California--and why an eruption at either location  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Savino; Marie D Jones
ISBN: 1564149536 9781564149534
OCLC Number: 123539673
Description: 287 pages : illustrations, maps, graphs ; 23 cm
Contents: Introduction: the dragon sleeps --
Part I: Supervolcano --
Mountains of fire --
Wrath of the gods: volcanoes in myth and religion --
Aftereffects of volcanoes --
Supervolcanoes --
Part II: Toba --
Cataclysm! --
Bottleneck: a new evolution --
Causes of mass extinction: supervolcanoes plus --
The psychology of survival: mass trauma and cellular memory --
Part III: Apocalypse! --
The lurking mega-disaster --
The night the lights went out in Vegas: scenario of a supervolcano eruption --
Are we prepared? --
Conclusion: Why Toba matters --
Glossary.
Responsibility: by John Savino and Marie D. Jones.
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What supervolcanos are, where they are found, and why they are so deadly to life on earth.---How genetic, geological and computer studies show that each human today is related to a survivor of the Toba supervolcano in Indonesia.---How we can prepare for the next supervolcano, which could be right here in our own back yard--Yellowstone National Park or Long Valley, California--and why an eruption at either location could be as catastrophic for humanity as Toba.

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