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The Last Volcano

A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificant Fury

by John Dvorak Author · Tom Perkins Narrator

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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.

Publication Details

Publisher:
Tantor Media, Inc.
Imprint:
Tantor Audio
Edition:
Unabridged
Publication Date:
2015

Format

  • OverDrive MP3 Audiobook 293.2 MB
  • OverDrive Listen 292.7 MB

John Dvorak (Author)

Originally trained as a lunar scientist, John Dvorak spent twenty years operating a large telescope at Mauna Kea for the Institute for Astronomy, University of Hawaii. He has written cover stories for Scientific American, Astronomy, and Physics To...

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