Houghton Mifflin, Mar 2001, 25.00, 320 pp.
In 1993, volcanologist Stanley Williams and cohorts were in Columbia studying Galeras when the volcano suddenly erupted. Several of the professor's colleagues were instantly dead and he was severely injured. Some of his peers manage an incredible rescue of the geology professor who would surely have died without their help. In spite of their acknowledged expertise, the volcano still won. Professor Williams and Fen Montaigne use that incredible deadly incident to provide a frightening but flowing account of today's potentially deadly volcanoes, earth's natural terrorists. SURVIVING GALERAS is incredibly good and scary, as it's a real world tome that just like its subject that takes no prisoners.
This report prepared by Harriet Klausner