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by Stanley & Fen Montaigne Williams,Illus. with photos

Free eBook Surviving Galeras download ISBN: 0316855707
Author: Stanley & Fen Montaigne Williams,Illus. with photos
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin (2001)
Language: English
Pages: 320
Category: Biography and Memoir
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Rating: 4.6
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Download it once and read it on your Kindle device, PC, phones or tablets. Use features like bookmarks, note taking and highlighting while reading Surviving Galeras. Find all the books, read about the author, and more. On January 14, 1993, Stanley Williams led a party of fellow geologists up Galeras, a Colombian volcano that, though historically active, had been lying quiet long enough that they suspected it was due for an episode-and thus an opportunity for the volcanologists to practice their predicting skills.

On January 14, 1993, Stanley Williams led a party of fellow geologists up Galeras, a Colombian volcano that, though historically active, had been lying quiet long enough that they suspected it was due for an episode-and thus an opportunity for the volcanologists to practice their predicting skills. Actually, several scientists survived, and Williams here acknowledges his slight.

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Stanley Williams, Fen Montaigne. I just finished reading Surviving Galeras (by Stanley Williams) and No Apparent Danger (Victoria Bruce), books about Galeras, a volcano in southern Colombia. During a conference field trip in 1993.

Surviving Galeras book. This book is fascinating because it describes an eruption of Galeras,(in Columbia) talks about vulcanologist, the history of this volcano, profiles of the people who survived or died, some eruptions that were very large from Vesuvius in Pliny the elder's time to Mt St Helen in my time Stanley Williams talks about his experience with the volcano, his recuperation,( has taken at least ten years), how his life has changed.

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by. Williams, Stanley, 1952-; Montaigne, Fen. Publication date. Williams, Stanley, 1952-, Volcanologists. Boston : Houghton Mifflin.

In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcalogist, was standing on top of a Colombian volca called Galeras when it. .

In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcalogist, was standing on top of a Colombian volca called Galeras when it erupted, killing six of his colleagues instantly. As Williams tried to escape the blast, he was pelted with white-hot projectiles traveling faster than bullets. The tale of how Williams survived Galeras is the framework for a groundbreaking book about volcaes, their physical and cultural impact, and the tiny cadre of scientists who risk their own lives to gain kwledge that might one day save many others' lives. Volcaes unleash supremely powerful, unpredictable forces, and we have paid dearly for our understanding of their behavior.

by Stanley Williams, Fen Montaigne This book reveals how Williams and his fellow s continue to unveil the enigmatic and miraculous workings of volcanoes and piece.

by Stanley Williams, Fen Montaigne. In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent volcanologist, was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called Galeras when it erupted, killing six of his colleagues instantly. This book reveals how Williams and his fellow s continue to unveil the enigmatic and miraculous workings of volcanoes and piece together methods to predict their actions-potentially saving many human lives. I thoroughly enjoyed this excellent book.

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by Stanley Williams Author · Fen Montaigne Author. Dava Sobel, author of The Glass Universe.

A volcanologist, Williams was atop the Columbian volcano Galeras when it erupted in 1993. Though six of his colleagues died, he was rescued. His story offers insight on the traumatic events of that day, as well as a meaningful look at the dangerous profession that led him into the crater.
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Mettiarrb
You feel the frustrations of the scientists fighting governmental complacency, their dedication to their work and the beauty and frightening power of volcanic eruptions. You also are shown the seeder side of science in some who ignored signs of impending eruptions and sought only their own fame while undermining the work of others. Unfortunately lately the latter is not as rare as we would hope. A few parts are slow, but all in all it was difficult to put the book down.
Cesar
The story of Nevado del Ruiz and Galeras have long been of interest to me. I am an amateur geologist with a particular interest in volcanology and have visited most of America's volcanoes and am actually on my way to visit Ruiz in 2 weeks. I thought I knew the story of Galeras. I thought wrong. Mrs. Bruce tells the story of both disasters in vivid, at times horrific detail as it was witnessed through the eyes of the survivors. I found particularly disturbing the method in which Bernard Chouet was literally robbed of his legacy. It is fortunate that Bruce took the initiative to set the record straight and expose the truth in who was really at fault in the tour's tragic results. I myself being a scientist and amateur geologist, am very familiar with Long Period Events and their implications in pending eruptions.
I was unaware of the problems at Ruiz with getting the necessary equipment and personnel on the scene to make a difference for Armero. I knew they town had been poorly advised of the coming lahars, but not all the details.
The details of the Galeras eruption are particularly heartbreaking. The tragedy was completely avoidable and the details of the deaths and injuries are very graphic. Overall, Bruce does a fantastic job of telling two stories that need to be told and exposing the truth. I would recommend this book to anyone with an interest in geology, volcanoes, and anyone else.
Dolid
I have always been fascinated by volcanoes having been to Mount St. Helens not long after it erupted so when I saw this book I was very interested. I found this to be well written in such a way that grabs you immediately. It is a story of tragic eruptions and the scientists who study them. One particular scientist whose arrogance caused deaths. His hunger for fame made him distort the facts to make himself a hero. My only complaint is that this scientist is never proven to be the liar that he is to the public.....unless you read this book. I thoroughly enjoyed this book and highly recommend it to anyone fascinated by volcanoes.
Grinin
This volume describes tense situations at two Columbian volcanoes. One ended in a large disaster and the other in nine deaths -- including six scientists and three sightseers. I love books about scientists doing science, and this book falls into that genre. This book convincingly corrects the record with respect to a scientist who has apparently claimed credit for work done others and avoided responsibility for errors that led to the deaths of several scientists. The book could have been better organized -- it wasn't always clear where the author wanted to go with this book. I wish the author would have explained a bit more about volcanoes and the work volcanologists do. But over all, both a good read and educational.
Cezel
This book presents two tragedies caused by volcanoes in Colombia and how failure to act on best information available led to human tragedy. This book is easy to read and the author keeps your attention throughout the book without getting bogged down in technical jargon.
Thorgahuginn
I had watched a documentary about this tragedy a few years ago and was really struck by the amazing stories being related. Although I just couldn't stomach Stanley Williams' story and his lack of safety precautions that were obvious even in the documentary. I had been trying for some time to find this doucmentary but History and Discovery didn't have it. I really wanted to buy it because I wanted to show it to my Geology classes that I teach in High School. So I decided to buy the book. I saw two of them and one was from Stanley Williams. As I read the reviews, I decided that I didn't want to bore myself with his self-absorption and his account that was going to be one-sided at best. As I read more reviews, it became quite apparent that he really relished the attention he was getting for being a survivor and hero and giving twisted details that could be interpreted as outright lies. There was always something so fake about that man that didn't quite sit well with me, and that was just by watching the documentary and knowing nothing else about the story. He reminded of the ugly boy who always wanted attention and just kept making himself appear uglier and uglier to those around him. I kept trying to find this documentary but just gave up and decided to read an account instead, but not from Williams. So I bought this one.

After I read "No Apparent Danger", I was convinced that Williams was a phony and a manipulator of details to suit only himself. I cried for those people who died such horrible deaths. My heart went out to the famailies of the people that he convinced to go into a live volcano without proper safety attire and equipment. When are people going to realize that there is no such thing as a safe volcano. I was so angry at this sorry excuse of a man who was nothing more than a coward who should have felt remorse for having mislead the team in believing that this volcano was safe. But instead saw an opportunity to make himself the hero when he was a cowering fool looking out only for himself. He reminded me of Isaac Kline in "Isaac's Storm" and his huberis in making such outlandish remarks about natural events never happening because he thinks he knows it all. So after reading this book, I really grasped what I figured was the real truth and it was told with real interviews with the people who also survived to tell what really happened that fateful day. Stanley Williams is a poor excuse for a scientist and should not insult the profession by calling himself such. He obviously has brain damage that only enhanced his illusions of grandeur. I want to commend this amazing author for telling the truth. I hope that the people that worked hard and got royally shafted by this phony get rightly recognized for being the ones that did the real work and research.

I highly recommend this book because it is written extremely well and the geology is most informative. It is such a compelling story that will keep the reader riveted. I will read it again as I read good books over and over.
Fararala
This was an amazing story of two volcanoes and how myth and local culture clashed with scientific research resulting in human loss and tragedy to preserve the local economies reputation and how ego came into play to distort the reports of what happened to further (incorrectly) the reputation of one of the scientists present at an eruption scene