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Illustrates through a harrowing first person account of an eruption and its aftermath a look into the fascinating high risk world of volcanology in an incisive exploration of the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscape and civilizations first printing first printing. A friend loaned me this book as he had shared a long hospital experience in Phoenix with Stanley Williams; both of them had grievous head woundsI write as a geologist though not a volcanologist The relevant geologic facts about our planet are beautifully interpreted for the layperson who is introduced to the small cadre of scientists who work with active volcanoes I've known two volcanologists with the USGS both of whom have suffered severe burns in the course of their work; it's a tremendously dangerous field working alongside a superheated unknowably complex hidden overpressured shuddering wildly branching plumbing systemDr Williams ego AND his suffering over the loss of so many are both fully on display Anyone who has experienced severe trauma especially to the head knows that their memory is horribly impaired along with judgment In my experience people who deliberately place themselves in terribly dangerous places MUST have a strong ego I've known a lot of carrier pilots; they're often a cocky lot with self confidence in spades They are adrenaline junkiesI don't second guess the author; there are probably less than half a dozen people in the world who have the educational background and experience to look BACK at the data pre eruption and evaluate if the author should have stayed home that dayI do think this is an enormously interesting book impossible to put down and a terrific introduction to those few who try at great risk to save our lives if we live close to one of these fire breathing monsters I close with a uote from the philosopher Will Durant Civilization exists by geologic consent subject to revocation at any moment

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Surviving GalerasIllustrates through a harrowing first person account of an eruption and its aftermath a look into the fascinating high risk world of volcanology in an incisive exploration of the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscape and civilizations first printing first printing. This book is truly fascinating and a must read for those wanting to study volcanoes in the field even if it is just to provide some perspective on the dangers and also for those who just want to learn about this little appreciated field of endeavourThe actual account of what happened on Galeras is truly frightening it is also rewarding if harrowing to hear the real graphic details of what happened and how the survivors different accounts vary The account of his life after the incident and how he perhaps took to much fame from the incident which lead to segregation from the scientific community as well as how his brain injuries meant that he just seemed unable to produce the uality of research he had previously is interesting not to mention the deterioration of his relationship with his wifePerhaps most interesting is the descriptions of how field volcanology was done only a few years back in the mid 90s that perhaps made the situation worse than it was for example virtually no one was wearing hard hats and heat resistant clothing it is tragic this incident had to occur to change thisThere are however a few things missing from this book and perhaps understandably most importantly is the fact that Stanley Williams was a volcanic gas specialist along with most of the volcanologists on Galeras and he appeared to ignore some seismic precursors before the eruption that probably wouldn't have been by volcanologists Whilst it is unlikely he did this deliberately some responsibility has to be partioned due to ignorance This subject is not really touched on in the book for this read 'No Apparent Danger'On a general note the book also suffers some off the point waffle about volcanoes mythology etc that to be honest can be found in any popular science volcanology book so add nothing to this book It would have been better with just the account about Galeras and the aftermath this would have lead to a shorter harder readable account deserving of 5 stars I believeI recommend the reading of this book with 'No Apparent Danger' by Victoria Bruce to hear both sides of the aftermath and make up your own mind about it