The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury (Compact Disc)

John Dvorak

Published by Tantor Audio, 2015
ISBN 10: 1494517159 / ISBN 13: 9781494517151
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Synopsis: Volcanoes have fascinated-and terrified-people for ages. They have destroyed cities and ended civilizations. In this book, John Dvorak, the acclaimed author of Earthquake Storms, looks into the early years of volcanology and its "father," Thomas Jaggar. Jaggar was the youngest of five scientists to investigate the explosion of Mount Pelee in Martinique, which leveled the entire city of St. Pierre and killed its entire population in two minutes. This explosion changed science forever, and Jaggar became obsessed with understanding the force of nature that could do this.Falling in love with a widowed schoolteacher who shared his passion, Jaggar devoted his life to studying volcanic activity and the mysteries beneath the earth's surface. From their precarious perch, this dynamic husband and wife duo would discover a way to predict volcanic eruptions and tsunamis, promote geothermal energy, and theorize new ways to study the ocean bottom.

About the Author: John Dvorak is the author of Earthquake Storms: The Fascinating History and Volatile Future of the San Andreas Fault. He has also written cover stories for Scientific American, Astronomy, and Physics Today. John lives in Hawaii, where he operates the telescope at Mauna Kea.

An award-winning audio engineer for over forty years, Tom Perkins has expanded his skills to narrating and has more than fifty titles to his credit. He learned by working with the world's best voice talent during his career, and he continues to engineer a variety of projects.

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Title: The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the ...
Publisher: Tantor Audio
Publication Date: 2015
Binding: Compact Disc
Book Condition: New

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