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Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens For Months In Early , Scientists, Journalists, And Nearby Residents Listened Anxiously To Rumblings From Mount St Helens In Southwestern Washington State Still, No One Was Prepared When A Cataclysmic Eruption Blew The Top Off Of The Mountain, Laying Waste To Hundreds Of Square Miles Of Land And Killing Fifty Seven People Steve Olson Interweaves Vivid Personal Stories With The History, Science, And Economic Forces That Influenced The Fates And Futures Of Those Around The Volcano Eruption Delivers A Spellbinding Narrative Of An Event That Changed The Course Of Volcanic Science, And An Epic Tale Of Our Fraught Relationship With The Natural World

About the Author: Steve Olson

Steve Olson is author of the book Eruption The Untold Story of Mount St Helens, whichhas named one of the 20 best nonfiction books published in 2016 and which has been shortlisted for the Boardman Tasker Prize for Mountain Literature He is also the author of Mapping Human History Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and other books, and he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, the Smithsonian, and many other magazines Since 1979, he has been a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national scientific organizations A native of Washington State, he now lives in Seattle.

10 thoughts on “Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

  1. Jen Jen says:

    This book made me hate humanity It s super depressing Let me explain.The bulk of the beginning of this book was an explanation of the logging company that owned a good percentage of the land around Mount St Helens We got the WHOLE history of it, including how when the Europeans came

  2. Bob Bob says:

    Summary This narrative weaves together the science, history, and economic interests surrounding the eruption of Mount St Helens in 1980, and its subsequent history.I ve been a sucker for a volcano story ever since a volcano was a part of the plotline in a comic strip I followed as a kid Yea

  3. Reese Copeland Reese Copeland says:

    Having lived through this even in Yakima, Wa, this was a very interesting read There is a tremendous amount of history at the beginning of the book It can be quite tedious initially and weighty to go through But, it helps you to develop a much better understanding of the events leading up to the erup

  4. Krista the Krazy Kataloguer Krista the Krazy Kataloguer says:

    Loved this book I remember when the eruption happened, but this book has filled in the details and given me a bigger picture of events how it impacted the economy, history, environment, and people of Washington While some readers may become impatient with Olson s details of the history of the area s logging e

  5. Lauren Lauren says:

    The author did a lot of research for this book but that research wasn t specifically on Mount St Helens itself.The book spent an inordinate amount of time and ink on the Weyerhauser logging company, which has an interesting history that does intersect with the history of southwestern Washington but that wasn t exactly

  6. jeremy jeremy says:

    a well written, often riveting account of mount st helens before, during, and after its famed 1980 reawakening, steve olson s eruption delves into the weeks of uncertainty that preceded and followed the mountain s explosion, framing the monumental event in the context of the timber industry, pacific northwest politics, the his

  7. Andrea Andrea says:

    Heartwrenching After a not so successful read through of Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded, this was definitely a change for the better Olson puts you right into the event, alongside many who lost their lives on the fateful day of May 18th, 1980 The most devastating fact in this tragedy is of course how preventable many of these deat

  8. Lissa Lissa says:

    I ve always found Mount St Helensthan a bit fascinating, although I ve only taken the time to read a few articles and watch a few television programs about it Overall, the gist I got was it was a relatively unexpected eruption as in the geologists knew SOMETHING was up with the volcano, but the eruption itself caught them off guard , the people

  9. Thom Thom says:

    Author Steve Olson set out to tell the story of most of the 57 people who died as a result of the May 18th eruption, and in doing so he incorporates a lot of history Several had a connection to logging, and Weyerhauser owned land that abutted the prohibited zones, so a history of that company starts off the book Science, economy, and the politics of 198

  10. Samantha Samantha says:

    What I think is that Steve Olson wanted to write a book about lumbering in the New World with a focus on the Weyerhaeusers, but a publisher editor told him it would be too dull So, he threw in a recount of the Mount St Helens volcanic eruption, perhaps at the suggestion of the publisher editor, and didn t even much try to connect his two stories I ve read too ma

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