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Eruption The Untold Story Of Mount St Helens

Author : Steve Olson
ISBN : 9780393242805
Genre : Nature
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A riveting history of the Mount St. Helens eruption that will "long stand as a classic of descriptive narrative" (Simon Winchester). For months in early 1980, 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.

A Decision Framework For Managing The Spirit Lake And Toutle River System At Mount St Helens

Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine
ISBN : 9780309464444
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The 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens in southwest Washington State radically changed the physical and socio-economic landscapes of the region. The eruption destroyed the summit of the volcano, sending large amounts of debris into the North Fork Toutle River, and blocking the sole means of drainage from Spirit Lake 4 miles north of Mount St. Helens. As a result of the blockage, rising lake levels could cause failure of the debris blockage, putting the downstream population of approximately 50,000 at risk of catastrophic flooding and mud flows. Further, continued transport of sediment to the river from volcanic debris deposits surrounding the mountain reduces the flood carrying capacity of downstream river channels and leaves the population vulnerable to chronic flooding. The legacy of the 1980 eruption and the prospect of future volcanic, seismic, and flood events mean that risk management in the Spirit Lake Toutle River system will be challenging for decades to come. This report offers a decision framework to support the long-term management of risks related to the Spirit Lake and Toutle River system in light of the different regional economic, cultural, and social priorities, and the respective roles of federal, tribal, state, and local authorities, as well as other entities and groups in the region. It also considers the history and adequacy of characterization, monitoring, and management associated with the Spirit Lake debris blockage and outflow tunnel, other efforts to control transport of water and sediment from the 1980 and later eruptions, and suggests additional information needed to support implementation of the recommended decision framework.

A Visual Guide To Volcanoes And Earthquakes

Author : Diana Malizia
ISBN : 9781508177081
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This full-color, dynamically illustrated volume helps readers better understand the causes of fractures and the magnitude and violence of the forces deep within the earth. It contains shocking scenes of cities convulsed by earthquakes and volcanoes, natural phenomena that, in mere seconds, unleash rivers of fire; destroy buildings, highways, bridges, and gas and water lines; and leave entire cities without electricity or phone service. Earthquakes near coastlands can cause tsunamis, waves that spread across the ocean with the speed of an airplane. A tsunami that reaches a coast can be more destructive than the earthquake itself. All of this fierce dynamism is brought into vivid focus here with stunning photographs, cutaway diagrams, and information-packed infographics.

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Author : Jewett Family of America
ISBN : WISC:89080565336
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Bowker S Complete Video Directory 2000

Author : [Anonymus AC03009304]
ISBN : 0835243117
Genre : Films for the hearing impaired
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A Student Guide To Climate And Weather Air Masses And Weather Patterns

Author : Angus Macleod Gunn
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A Student Guide To Climate And Weather The Earth And The Sun

Author : Angus Macleod Gunn
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A Student Guide To Climate And Weather Climate Change

Author : Angus Macleod Gunn
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State Library Of Iowa Media Catalog

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"This Catalog is divided into two sections: Section One--16mm films; Section Two--a Topic Index of all 16mm films included in the Catalog. A separate Catalog includes all 1/2" VHS videotapes in the State Library's collection.

Writers Directory 2010 V1 A L

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Features bibliographical, biographical and contact information for living authors worldwide who have at least one English publication. Entries include name, pseudonyms, addresses, citizenship, birth date, specialization, career information and a bibliography.

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