earth science

Volcanoes!

This week marks the anniversary of two of the most famous volcanic eruptions in history.  On August 24, 79 A.D., Mount Vesuvius erupted, burying the town of Pompeii in ash and preserving a pristine record of life in the Roman Empire.  On August 27, 1883, Krakatoa, in Indonesia, exploded, killing 30,000 people, changing weather around the world, and creating the loudest sound in history.  The explosion was heard as much as 3000 miles away!  You can find adult books, children’s books, and DVDs about volcanoes under the call number 551.21.  These are just a few:

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