The Resource Surviving galeras, Fen Montaigne and Stanley Williams, (ebook)

Surviving galeras, Fen Montaigne and Stanley Williams, (ebook)

Label
Surviving galeras
Title
Surviving galeras
Statement of responsibility
Fen Montaigne and Stanley Williams
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Through a harrowing first-person account of an eruption and its aftermath, SURVIVING GALERAS reveals the fascinating, high-risk realm of volcanology and explores the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscapes and civilizations. In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcanologist, was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called Galeras when it erupted, killing six of his colleagues instantly. As Williams tried to escape the blast, he was pelted with white-hot projectiles traveling faster than bullets. Within seconds he was cut down, his skull fractured, his right leg almost severed, his backpack aflame. Williams lay helpless and near death on Galeras's flank until two brave women -- friends and fellow volcanologists -- mounted an astonishing rescue effort to carry him safely off the mountain. The tale of how Williams survived Galeras is the framework for a groundbreaking book about volcanoes, their physical and cultural impact, and the tiny cadre of scientists who risk their own lives to gain knowledge that might one day save many others' lives. Volcanoes unleash supremely powerful, unpredictable forces, and we have paid dearly for our understanding of their behavior. Even with ever more sensitive measuring tools and protective equipment, at least one volcanologist, on average, dies each year. Yet Williams and his fellow scientist-adventurers continue to unveil the enigmatic and miraculous workings of volcanoes and to piece together methods for predicting their actions. Volcanologists often put themselves in peril, not only because the discipline attracts risk-takers but because they know that volcanoes threaten as many as 500 million people worldwide. For Seattle, Tokyo, Mexico City, Naples -- and for volcanologists -- the clock is ticking
Cataloging source
Midwest
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Montaigne, Fen
Dewey number
551.21092
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Williams, Stanley
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  • Electronic books
Target audience
adult
Label
Surviving galeras, Fen Montaigne and Stanley Williams, (ebook)
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online resource
Carrier category code
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Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
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multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547630625
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
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rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12026894
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12026894
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MWT12026894
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Mode of access: World Wide Web
Label
Surviving galeras, Fen Montaigne and Stanley Williams, (ebook)
Link
Publication
Distribution
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource
Form of item
  • online
  • electronic
Governing access note
Digital content provided by hoopla
Isbn
9780547630625
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Publisher number
MWT12026894
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
12026894
System control number
MWT12026894
System details
Mode of access: World Wide Web

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