No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz

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In 1985 in Columbia, more than 23,000 people died due to the government's failure to take seriously scientists' warnings about an imminent volcanic eruption at Nevado del Ruiz. In 1993, at Volcán Galeras, the death toll was smaller but no less tragic: despite seismic data that foretold possible disaster, an expedition of international scientists proceeded into the volcano. Two hours later, nine people were dead.

Expertly detailing the turbulent history of Colombia, Victoria Bruce links together the stories of the heroes, villains, survivors, and victims of these two events. No Apparent Danger is a spellbinding account of clashing cultures and the life-and-death consequences of scientific arrogance.

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Victoria Bruce holds a master's degree in geology from the University of California at Riverside. A former science writer for NASA and science reporter for the Portland Oregonian, she splits her time between Annapolis and Miami Beach.

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Book Description HarperCollins Publishers Inc. Paperback. Book Condition: new. BRAND NEW, No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz (New edition), Victoria Bruce, On January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volcano in Southern Colombia, when it suddenly erupted, exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. When Nevado del Ruiz erupted in November 1985, it wiped the city of Armero off the face of the earth and killed more than 23,000 people - one of the worst natural disasters of the 20th Century. Expertly detailing the turbulent history of Colombia and the geology of its snow-peaked volcanoes, Victoria bruce links together the stories of the heroes, victims, survivors, and bystanders of these two events, evoking what it means to live in the shawdow of a volcano and showing how clashing cultures and scientific arrogance resulted in tragic and unnecessary loss of life. Bookseller Inventory # B9780060958909

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