Retail pak Harper Audio 2001
CS ISBN 0694525316 $25.95 Four cassettes
Packed full of scientific detail and human intrigue, Victoria Bruce's narrative tells the story of two tragic volcanic eruptions in Colombia. While both claimed lives, Bruce focuses on the human error and strong egos that led to the deaths of nine men in the second eruption. Bruce, a trained geologist and former science writer, expertly weaves the story's human and natural elements to depict a careless scientific community driven by arrogance and greed. While Bruce occasionally reads as though lecturing to a class, her steady pace and intricate knowledge of volcanology and the personalities involved in the Colombian disasters mesh for a true story stranger than fiction. H.L.S. (c) AudioFile 2001, Portland, Maine [Published: DEC/ JAN 02]
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