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Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives (Scientists in the Field)

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After more than a century of peaceful dormancy, the volcano Nevado del Ruiz in Colombia, South America, erupted. Blistering clouds of searing volcanic gases and ash flash-melted huge amounts of snow, launching a towering wall of hot mud toward the village of Armero. People ran—but they couldnt outrun the onslaught, and 23,000 perished. More than a billion people—one out of every five people in the world—are threatened by volcanic eruptions like Nevado del Ruiz. Countless cities, towns, homes and schools all over the globe reside in the shadow of more than 1,500 potentially dangerous volcanoes - 160 in the United States alone. Given the constant danger, is there any way to prevent massive tragedies from volcanic eruptions? Do volcanoes give early warning signs? When will a volcano erupt and how violent will it be? Volcanologists Andy Lockhart and John Pallister want to know the answers those questions, and theyre willing to risk their lives to find them. Andy and John lead a small group of scientists with the U.S. Geological Survey known as the Volcano Disaster Assistance Program (VDAP). Join these scientists on the flanks of steaming, quaking, ash-spewing volcanoes all over the world—from Colombia and the Philippines to Chile and Indonesia—as they struggle to predict eruptions and prevent tragedies. This gripping addition to the acclaimed Scientists in the Field series brings you along with the volcanologists as they helicopter onto active volcanoes to install equipment, climb into blast zones to collect ash samples, and endure suspense as they wait to find out if their predictions are right…or wrong.  Award-winning writer Elizabeth Rusch is your guide on a journey that features stunning color photography—and a riveting story of scientific heroes toiling in the danger zone of natures sleeping giants to save lives.

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A stunning account of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister,and#160;andand#160;their group of scientists who risk their lives, investigating deadly volcanoesand#160;that remain constant threats to people around the world.

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A fascinating nonfiction photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle in our very own backyards. Read aboutand#160;how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate thisand#160;incredibly invasiveand#160;pest.

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Marking the10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this companion to The Great American Dust Bowl combines lively drawings and authoritative memoir in graphic novel formand#160;to recount one of the most destructive and devastatingand#160;natural disastersand#160;in our Americanand#160;history.

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On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrinaand#39;s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageandmdash;and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Don Brownandrsquo;s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

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The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. At first the beetles invaded urban areas, where hardwood trees were in limited supplyand#8212;Chicago was able to declare itself ALB-free in 2006. But right now there is bad news in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Torontoand#8212;infestations have erupted in the areaand#8217;s hardwood forests, and these beetles, while bad at flying, are very good at killing trees.

Clint McFarlandand#8217;s job? Stop the ALB at any cost. How do you balance the needs of residents, the impact to the environment, and an invasive species primed to wipe out entire forests? It takes the help of everyday people, such as children playing baseball at a playground, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and science-minded people (bug scientists and tree doctors) to eradicate this invasive pest.

About the Author

Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman met while working on a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos in 2001. Now they are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Mary Kay Carson and Tom Uhlman met while working on a magazine article about breeding captive rhinos in 2001. Now they are married and live with their dog Ruby in a century-old house surrounded by deer, hawks, woodchucks, songbirds, and other creatures in Cincinnati, Ohio.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780547503509
Author:
Rusch, Elizabeth
Publisher:
Harcourt Brace and Company
Author:
Uhlman, Tom
Author:
Griffin Burns, Loree
Author:
Carson, Mary Kay
Author:
Harasimowicz, Ellen
Author:
Brown, Don
Author:
Burns, Loree Griffin
Subject:
Animals - Mammals
Subject:
Children s Young Adult-Biography
Subject:
Animals - Insects Spiders etc.
Edition Description:
Cloth
Series:
Scientists in the Field Series
Series Volume:
Volcanoes and the Sc
Publication Date:
20130631
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
from 7
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Full-color photographs
Pages:
64
Dimensions:
9 x 11 in 1 lb
Age Level:
from 12

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Product details 64 pages Houghton Mifflin Harcourt (HMH) - English 9780547503509 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
A stunning account of volcanologists Andy Lockhart, John Pallister,and#160;andand#160;their group of scientists who risk their lives, investigating deadly volcanoesand#160;that remain constant threats to people around the world.
"Synopsis" by , A fascinating nonfiction photo essay about the tree-killing Asian long-horned beetle in our very own backyards. Read aboutand#160;how the help of everyday people, their neighborhoods, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and a nationwide effort from bug scientists to tree doctors are working to eradicate thisand#160;incredibly invasiveand#160;pest.
"Synopsis" by , Marking the10th anniversary of Hurricane Katrina, this companion to The Great American Dust Bowl combines lively drawings and authoritative memoir in graphic novel formand#160;to recount one of the most destructive and devastatingand#160;natural disastersand#160;in our Americanand#160;history.
"Synopsis" by ,

On August 29, 2005, Hurricane Katrinaand#39;s monstrous winds and surging water overwhelmed the protective levees around low-lying New Orleans, Louisiana. Eighty percent of the city flooded, in some places under twenty feet of water. Property damages across the Gulf Coast topped $100 billion. One thousand eight hundred and thirty-three people lost their lives. The riveting tale of this historic storm and the drowning of an American city is one of selflessness, heroism, and courageandmdash;and also of incompetence, racism, and criminality.

and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160;and#160; Don Brownandrsquo;s kinetic art and as-it-happens narrative capture both the tragedy and triumph of one of the worst natural disasters in American history. A portion of the proceeds from this book has been donated to Habitat for Humanity New Orleans.

"Synopsis" by ,
The Asian longhorned beetle (ALB) has made news across the United States. These beetles came to America from China, living in wood turned into shipping material. At first the beetles invaded urban areas, where hardwood trees were in limited supplyand#8212;Chicago was able to declare itself ALB-free in 2006. But right now there is bad news in Massachusetts, New York, New Jersey, and Torontoand#8212;infestations have erupted in the areaand#8217;s hardwood forests, and these beetles, while bad at flying, are very good at killing trees.

Clint McFarlandand#8217;s job? Stop the ALB at any cost. How do you balance the needs of residents, the impact to the environment, and an invasive species primed to wipe out entire forests? It takes the help of everyday people, such as children playing baseball at a playground, teams of beetle-sniffing dogs, and science-minded people (bug scientists and tree doctors) to eradicate this invasive pest.

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