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THE LAST VOLCANO A Man, a Romance, and the Quest to Understand Nature's Most Magnificent Fury

by | Read by Tom Perkins

Biography & Memoir • 10 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2015

Narrator Tom Perkins delivers this laudatory biography of Thomas Jaggar, the Harvard-trained geologist who was the spirit behind the establishment of the Hawaii Volcano Research Station at Mount Kilauea. The audiobook recounts his life--personal and professional--from his first encounter with volcanic violence in the aftermath of the eruption of Mount Pelee in the Caribbean in 1902 to his death in Hawaii in 1953 (with side trips to the Aleutian Islands and Vesuvius). Perkins provides a strong, deep voice, a focused presentation, and clear pronunciation. His pace is slow and consistent, making his narration easy to follow. It was Jaggar's fate to have worked before the understanding of tectonics transformed our view of geology. His lifetime of inquiry illuminates evolving science. F.C. © AudioFile 2016, Portland, Maine [Published: JANUARY 2016]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2015

CD ISBN 9781494517151 $39.99 • Eight CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781494567156 $29.99 • One MP3-CDs

DD ISBN $27.99

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