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Volcano cowboys : the rocky evolution of a dangerous science

Author: Dick Thompson
Publisher: New York : St. Martin's Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Explores the sometimes deadly science of volcanology, showing how the discipline has evolved since the Mount St. Helen's eruption, and describing the dangerous conditions under which its researchers work.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dick Thompson
ISBN: 0312208812 9780312208813
OCLC Number: 43615451
Description: viii, 326 pages : illustrations, map ; 25 cm
Contents: pt. I. Mount St. Helens, 1980. 1. Hoblitt's Floating Island, Summer 1979. 2. Disbelief. 3. The Musketeers. 4. The Bulge. Field Notes: May 17, 1980/Mindy Brugman. 5. Swanson. Field Notes: May 18, 1980/The St. Helens Observers --
pt. II. The Learning Season, 1980-1989 --
Field Notes: August 1980/The FPP Experiment. 6. The Volcano Lab: St. Helens After the Blast. 7. Mammoth Lakes: Between a Rock and a Hard Place. 8. The Volcano Zoo. 9. After Armero. Field Notes: December 15, 1989/Redoubt, Alaska --
pt. III. Mount Pinatubo, 1991. 10. Trained Decision Makers. 11. They'll Think You're a Hero. 12. Eruption. Field Notes: August 1991/Bezymianny.
Responsibility: Dick Thompson.
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Explores the sometimes deadly science of volcanology, showing how the discipline has evolved since the Mount St. Helen's eruption, and describing the dangerous conditions under which its researchers work.

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