Fiery Volcano: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens By Carmen Bredeson Cover Image

Fiery Volcano: The Eruption of Mount St. Helens (Library Binding)

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From his observation point just five miles from Mount St. Helens, geologist David Johnston said This is it before his radio went dead. Johnston watched the volcano explode. His body was never found. During the violent eruption on May 18, 1980, the volcano released tons of rock and debris along with scorching steam and poisonous gas. Volcanic ash soared miles into the air, before covering roads and towns. Fifty-seven people died during the eruption, and it forever changed the landscape of the mountain. Author Carmen Bredeson examines the causes and effects of the Mount St. Helens eruption and gives firsthand stories from victims and survivors.


Product Details
ISBN: 9780766040151
ISBN-10: 0766040151
Publisher: Enslow Publishing
Publication Date: January 16th, 2013
Pages: 48
Language: English
Series: Disasters-People in Peril