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Author Dvorak, John (John J.), author.

Title The last volcano [eAudio] : a man, a romance, and the quest to understand nature's most magnificant fury / John Dvorak. [Axis 360 electronic resource]

Edition Unabridged.
Publication Info. [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2015]
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file)
Playing Time 103000
Description digital rda
audio file CD audio rda
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.
Note Downloadable audio file.
System Details Requires Axis 360 app.
Performer Read by Tom Perkins.
Summary Documents the fifty-year career of Thomas Jaggar, the Harvard-educated volcano science pioneer who founded the Hawaiian Volcano Observatory, to share insights into his findings about massive volcanoes in such regions as Yellowstone, Alaska, and Hawaii.
Subject Jaggar, Thomas Augustus, 1871-1953.
Geologists -- United States -- Biography.
Volcanologists -- United States -- Biography.
Volcanology -- History.
Volcanoes -- Hawaii.
Volcanic eruptions.
Volcanic eruptions. (OCoLC)fst01168816
Genre Audiobooks.
Added Author Perkins, Tom (Sound engineer), narrator.
Other Form: Electronic reproduction of (manifestation): Dvorak, John (John J.) Last volcano : a man, a romance, and the quest to understand nature's most magnificent fury [Old Saybrook, Connecticut] : Tantor Audio, [2015] 9781494517151 (NjBwBT)bl2016027205 (OCoLC)929702341
ISBN 9781494597153 : $49.95
1494597152 : $49.95
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