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- DescriptionOn January 14, 1993, a team of scientists descended into the crater of Galeras, a restless Andean volca in Southern Colombia, when it suddenly erupted, exploding in a barrage of burning rocks and glowing shrapnel. When Nevado del Ruiz erupted in November 1985, it wiped the city of Armero off the face of the earth and killed more than 23,000 people - one of the worst natural disasters of the 20th Century. Expertly detailing the turbulent history of Colombia and the geology of its sw-peaked volcaes, Victoria bruce links together the stories of the heroes, victims, survivors, and bystanders of these two events, evoking what it means to live in the shawdow of a volca and showing how clashing cultures and scientific arrogance resulted in tragic and unnecessary loss of life.
- Author BiographyVictoria Bruce, a former science writer for NASA and science reporter for the Portland Oregonian, holds a Master's Degree in geology.
- Author(s)Victoria Bruce
- PublisherHarperCollins Publishers Inc
- Date of Publication20/06/2002
- SubjectPopular Science
- Place of PublicationNew York, NY
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- Out-of-print date14/11/2003
- Content Note8pp b&w insert, maps
- Weight235 g
- Width130 mm
- Height205 mm
- Spine17 mm
- Edition StatementNew edition
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