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The last volcano : a man, a romance, and the quest to understand nature's most magnificent fury

by Dvorak, John (Author)

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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. Full description

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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.
Physical Description: xxiii, 309 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (pages 297-304) and index.
ISBN: 9781605989211 (hardcover)
1605989215 (hardcover)
Author Notes: Dr. John Dvorak , PhD, worked on volcanoes and earthquakes for the U.S. Geological Survey, first at Mount St. 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 in Houston, and the Smithsonian Institution in Washington, D.C, among others
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