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In the Path of Destruction: Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens

Biography / Memoir

By: Richard Waitt(Author)

413 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, b/w maps

Washington State University Press

Paperback | Jan 2015 | #222355 | ISBN-13: 9780874223231
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NHBS Price: £25.99 $34/€29 approx

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"The air had no oxygen, like being trapped underwater…I was being cremated, the pain unbearable."
– Jim Scymanky

"I was on my knees, my back to the hot wind. It blew me along, lifting my rear so I was up on my hands…It was hot but I didn't feel burned – until I felt my ears curl."
– Mike Hubbard

A napping volcano blinked awake in March 1980. Two months later, the mountain roared. Author Richard Waitt was one of the first to arrive following the mountain's early rumblings. A geologist with intimate knowledge of Mount St. Helens, Waitt delivers a detailed and accurate chronicle of events. The eruption story unfolds through unforgettable, riveting narratives – the heart of a masterful chronology that also delivers engrossing science, history, and journalism.

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