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Title: Book Review: Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities

Abstract

Here, Grant Heiken, a world-renowned volcanologist, has written a book based on his long history investigating volcanic hazards that is absolutely riveting. Eight of the ten chapters focus on the interplay between major metropolises and destructive volcanoes. The introductory chapter sets the stage for the remainder of the book. This chapter touches on various types of volcanic events; from Nyiragongo lava flows that disrupted the city of Goma, DRC, to debris flows from Nevado del Ruiz that killed 23,000 residents in Armero, Columbia, to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland which spewed an ash column into the jet stream and disrupted air travel to 32 European countries for 6 days. Other issues weaved into the introduction are the social and political fallout when a predicted eruption does not occur (Soufriere de Guadeloupe), how hazard evaluation processes change, and why do major populations reside near high risk volcanoes.

Authors:
 [1]
  1. Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Los Alamos National Lab. (LANL), Los Alamos, NM (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
personal time; USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1331262
Report Number(s):
LA-UR-15-24129
Journal ID: ISSN 0003-004X
Grant/Contract Number:  
AC52-06NA25396
Resource Type:
Accepted Manuscript
Journal Name:
American Mineralogist
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 101; Journal Issue: 4; Journal ID: ISSN 0003-004X
Publisher:
Mineralogical Society of America
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
58 GEOSCIENCES; planetary sciences; book review; volcanic hazards

Citation Formats

Caporuscio, Florie Andre. Book Review: Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities. United States: N. p., 2013. Web. doi:10.2138/am-2015-661.
Caporuscio, Florie Andre. Book Review: Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities. United States. doi:10.2138/am-2015-661.
Caporuscio, Florie Andre. Tue . "Book Review: Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities". United States. doi:10.2138/am-2015-661. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1331262.
@article{osti_1331262,
title = {Book Review: Dangerous Neighbors: Volcanoes and Cities},
author = {Caporuscio, Florie Andre},
abstractNote = {Here, Grant Heiken, a world-renowned volcanologist, has written a book based on his long history investigating volcanic hazards that is absolutely riveting. Eight of the ten chapters focus on the interplay between major metropolises and destructive volcanoes. The introductory chapter sets the stage for the remainder of the book. This chapter touches on various types of volcanic events; from Nyiragongo lava flows that disrupted the city of Goma, DRC, to debris flows from Nevado del Ruiz that killed 23,000 residents in Armero, Columbia, to the Eyjafjallajokull volcano in Iceland which spewed an ash column into the jet stream and disrupted air travel to 32 European countries for 6 days. Other issues weaved into the introduction are the social and political fallout when a predicted eruption does not occur (Soufriere de Guadeloupe), how hazard evaluation processes change, and why do major populations reside near high risk volcanoes.},
doi = {10.2138/am-2015-661},
journal = {American Mineralogist},
number = 4,
volume = 101,
place = {United States},
year = {2013},
month = {1}
}

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