The Last Volcano by John Dvorak audiobook

The Last Volcano: A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificent Fury

By John Dvorak
Read by Tom Perkins

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200000104

  • ISBN: 9798200000098

  • ISBN: 9798200000111

Runtime: 10.66 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Reads like a good sci-fi, with colorful characters making startling discoveries. The Honolulu Star

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Author

Author Bio: John Dvorak

Author Bio: John Dvorak

John Dvorak worked on volcanoes and earthquakes for the US Geological Survey, first at Mount Saint Helens then as a series of assignments in California, Hawaii, Italy, Indonesia, Central America, and Alaska. He has written cover stories for Scientific American,Physics Today, and Astronomy magazines, as well as a series of essays about earthquakes and volcanoes for American Scientist. Dvorak has taught at the University of Hawaii and lectured at UCLA, Washington University in St. Louis, the Lunar and Planetary Institute, and the Smithsonian Institution, among others.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/Biography
Runtime: 10.66
Audience: Adult
Language: English