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Mt St Helens

Author : Catherine Jean Hickson
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Experience the exhilaration and terror of the Mt. St. Helens eruption through this amazing eyewitness account. Renowned volcanologist Dr. Catherine Hickson vividly portrays one of the most spectacular geological events of the 20th century. As a young geology student at the time of the eruption on May 18, 1980, she watched from only 9 miles away as the dramatic explosion created a "stone wind" of molten rock and ash. Traveling at more than 300 miles an hour, in 3 short minutes it redefined the lives of many people and flattened 230 square miles of forest in Washington State. The devastation stopped 2 miles short of the author's location and claimed 57 lives. Some of the victims were found as far as 13 miles from the crater. Based on a letter written to a close friend immediately after the eruption, the author's personal narrative also chronicles the volcano's formation, destruction, and rebirth, and is augmented by many diagrams and photographs that have never before been published.

In the Path of Destruction

Author : Richard Waitt
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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. His eruption story unfolds through unforgettable, riveting narratives--the heart of a masterful chronology that also delivers engrossing science, history, and journalism.

Mount St Helens

Author : Rob Carson
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Documents the events leading up to and following the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980 as well as the twenty-year process of the mountain's ecological rebirth.

Mt St Helens

Author : Leonard Palmer
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An illustrated, firsthand account of the eruption of Mt. St. Helens chronicles the events leading up to the eruption, vividly records the awesome violence of the cataclysm, and documents the resulting devastations.

Citizen Response to Volcanic Eruptions

Author : Ronald W. Perry
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Mount St Helens

Author : Shawn Vestal
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A collection of 17 works of short fiction by Northwest writers inspired by the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens. The stories were originally published in the summer of 2020 as part of The Spokesman-Review's Summer Stories series.

Mt St Helens National Monument N M Management Plan

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Mount St Helens National Volcanic Area

Author : United States. Congress. House. Committee on Agriculture. Subcommittee on Forests, Family Farms, and Energy
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After the Blast

Author : Eric Loudon Wagner
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"How life bounces back from epic destruction On May 18, 1980, people all over the world watched with awe and horror as Mount St. Helens erupted in southwestern Washington. Fifty-seven people were killed, and hundreds of square miles of what had been lush forests and wild rivers were to all appearances destroyed. While most people thought of the eruption as a catastrophe, a small, ragtag team of ecologists did not. For them, the eruption of Mount St. Helens was the opportunity of a lifetime. Here was an unprecedented chance to test some of ecology's oldest and most august theories about how plants and animals recover from a massive disturbance. Ecologists thought they would have to wait years, or even decades, for life to return to the mountain. But when a forest scientist named Jerry Franklin helicoptered into the blast area a couple of weeks after the eruption, he found small plants bursting through the ash and animals skittering over the ground. Stunned, he realized he and his colleagues had been thinking of the volcano in completely the wrong way. Rather than being a dead zone, the mountain was very much alive. Mount St. Helens has been surprising ecologists ever since, and in After the Blast, Eric Wagner takes readers on a fascinating journey through the blast area and beyond. From fireweed to elk, the plants and animals Franklin saw would not just change how ecologists approached the eruption and its landscape, but also prompt them to think in new ways about how life responds in the face of seeming total devastation"--

In the Blast Zone

Author : Charles Goodrich
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As it erupted in 1980, Mount St. Helens captured the attention of the region, nation, and the world, and it continues to fascinate us today--a constant reminder that we live in a volcanic landscape. In prose and poetry by writers and ecologists, In the Blast Zone explores this story of destruction and renewal in all its human, geological, and ecological dimensions. --From publisher's description.

Mount St Helens Emergency Watershed Rehabilitation Report

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Pre 1980 Eruptive History of Mount St Helens Washington

Author : M. A. Clynne
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The Economic Effects of the Eruptions of Mt St Helens

Author : United States International Trade Commission
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Day Hiking Mount St Helens

Author : Craig Romano
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*CLICK HERE to download sample hikes from Day Hiking Mount St. Helens* 80 day-hiking routes, summit routes, camping options, and more General details on visitors’ centers and nature trails along each of the four major Monument access roads Popular winter trails also included Whether you just want to stretch your legs on a short interpretive trail near the visitors’ center or you’re looking for an uncrowded backcountry route on the side of an active volcano, Day Hiking: Mount St. Helens will help you select the adventure you’re looking for. This addition to the popular "Day Hiking" series includes a new feature: hikes of less than 3 miles—nature and interpretive trails—that are featured in short write-ups, without a point by point description or map. They are a bonus to the meat of this collection of the best trails on Mount St. Helens and in the surrounding forests. The guide also includes photos, maps, descriptions, and driving directions to all the longer trails, indicating those with camping sites and opportunities to link hikes for multi-day adventures. The book is organized according to the mountain’s aspects—east side, west side, south side, or north side, which is how many people explore it. **Mountaineers Books designates 1 percent of the sales of select guidebooks in our Day Hiking series toward volunteer trail maintenance. For this book, our 1 percent of sales is going to Washington Trails Association (WTA). WTA hosts more than 750 work parties throughout Washington’s Cascades and Olympics each year, with volunteers clearing downed logs after spring snowmelt, cutting away brush, retreading worn stretches of trail, and building bridges and turnpikes. Their efforts are essential to the land managers who maintain thousands of acres on shoestring budgets.

Between Mount St Helens and the World

Author : Geological Survey (U.S.)
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I Survived the Eruption of Mount St Helens 1980 I Survived 14

Author : Lauren Tarshis
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The mountain exploded with the power of ten million tons of dynamite...

Maribel Versus the Volcano

Author : Sarah Hannah Gomez
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Twelve-year-old Maribel daydreams at school, but when she defies evacuation orders to return home just as Mount St. Helens erupts in 1980, she must focus in order to survive. Includes historical note, glossary, and discussion questions.

A Terrible Beauty

Author : Alan K. Ota
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Warning and Response to the Mount St Helens Eruption

Author : Thomas F. Saarinen
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This comprehensive book traces the warning, planning, and response to the eruption of Mount St. Helens in May 1980, as seen through the eyes of key actors in the emergency. Based on first-hand accounts by 130 officials of government, private industry, and volunteer organizations—individuals who played prominent roles in preparing for and dealing with the eruption—it represents a unique overview of the problems and procedures involved in learning about, planning for, and dealing with a major disaster. Ironically, the first official warning had come as early as two years previously. More warnings came several months before the explosion. Yet many persons involved either ignored them or remained unaware that they could be affected. The book shows how this happened, suggesting steps that can be taken to insure future preparedness for large-scale emergencies.

Eruption The Untold Story of Mount St Helens

Author : Steve Olson
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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.