Super Volcano



Super Volcano Despite Growing Evidence Of Geothermic Activity Under America S First And Foremost National Park, It Took Geologists A Long Time To Realize That There Was Actually A Volcano Beneath Yellowstone And Then, Why Couldn T They Find The Caldera Or Crater Because, As An Aerial Photograph Finally Revealed, The Caldera Is 45 Miles Wide, Encompassing All Of Yellowstone What Will Happen, In Human Terms, When It Erupts Greg Breining Explores The Shocking Answer To This Question And Others In A Scientific Yet Accessible Look At The Enormous Natural Disaster Brewing Beneath The Surface Of The United States Yellowstone Is One Of The World S Five Super Volcanoes When It Erupts, Much Of The Nation Will Be Hit Hard Though Historically Yellowstone Has Erupted About Every 600,000 Years, It Has Not Done So For 630,000, Meaning It Is 30,000 Years Overdue Starting With A Scenario Of What Will Happen When Yellowstone Blows, This Fascinating Study Describes How Volcanoes Function And Includes A Timeline Of Famous Volcanic Eruptions Throughout History.

10 thoughts on “Super Volcano

  1. says:

    Why did I read this book Well I m blaming Mike Mullin because every since I read Ashfall I ve had an unhealthy obsession with this super Volcano I have the next two books in his series coming up so I wanted to be ready Or I m just a dumbass it could really be that one I m not going to re hash what the bo...

  2. says:

    I never knew until recently that Yellowstone was such a large volcano This book discusses what scientists have learned about past super eruptions there have been and the devastation that occurred as well as how it compares against other volcanic eruptions throughout history as well as what could be expected from another A very interesting book but sometimes I got a bit lost in the terminology but nonetheless very informative and not at all dry You have to walk away with a greater respect for I never knew until recently that Yellowstone was such a large volcano This book discusses what scientists have learned about past super eruptions there have been and the devastation that occurred as well as how it compares against other volcanic eruptions throughout history as well a...

  3. says:

    I like old mountains, really old mountains Today July 24 is my wife s birthday and we decided to go to Leesburg, Virginia to a restaurant that we both like to celebrate that birthday When we had gotten about 15 miles, reaching Centreville, Virginia, we could see the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance Some of these mountains used to be volcanoes hundreds of millions of years ago Greg Breining, in his book Super Volcano The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone Naitonal P I like old mountains, really old mountains Today July 24 is my wife s birthday and we decided to go to Leesburg, Virginia to a restaurant that we both like to celebrate that birthday When we had gotten about 15 miles, reaching Centreville, Virginia, we could see the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains in the distance Some of these mountains used to be volcanoes hundreds of millions of years ago Greg Breining, in his book Super Volcano The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone Naitonal Park,, has written a book that will or should scare you if you live close to certain volcanoes There are actually some volcanoes that are just magnificent but not scary Mauna Loa, the largest volcano on earth also has...

  4. says:

    I would have given this fascinating book five stars, but for the fact that like too many books these days, this one was proofread via spell checker, i.e., not really It was filled with so many missing particles and whole phrases and so many other types of bad grammar that it was very hard to read and yet I couldn t put it down Like Paul Gallico s Poseidon Adventure, which set the type for books I couldn t put down until I had finished them in spite of awful writing and proofreading, the inf I would have given this fascinating book five stars, but for the fact that like too many books these days, this one was proofread via spell checker, i.e., not really It was filled with so many missing particles and whole phrases and so many other types of bad grammar that it was very hard to read and yet I couldn t put it down Like Paul Gallico s Poseidon Adventure, which set the type for books I couldn t put down until I had finished them in spite of awful writing and proofreading, the information it presented on its already fascinating subject kept me going right to the end For that alone it deserves at least 4 star...

  5. says:

    Straightforward, short but still somewhat overlong and contrived investigation into the volcano that is Yellowstone It will erupt one day and be devastating a super volcano basically has the power to obiliterate huge areas with massive loss of life It s probably about due in geologic terms which means withing several hundred years thousand years or so.The author doesn t seen to know how to end it and pads the book out with brief accounts of similar disasters in historic times although all a Straightforward, short but still somewhat overlong and contrived investigation into the volcano that is Yellowstone It will erupt one day and be devastating a super volcano basically has th...

  6. says:

    Despite its sensational title, this book is a straightforward introduction to geological processes that formed the Yellowstone caldera and a discussion of volcanism there and around the world Written in an engaging style accessible for the layperson, it explains what MIGHT happen if wh...

  7. says:

    A fun read for those interested in geology, Yellowstone and or volcanoes It s a little thin, but it s well written and the style is enjoyable Much of it will be old news to serious armchair volcanologists, but I still learned a lot from it and found it to be an enjoyable reading experience.

  8. says:

    it was there, so I read it.

  9. says:

    This is good layman s explanation of volcanos in general, the history of geology and the eventual development of the theory of plate tectonics, which explains volcanos and the effects of volcanos on the earth The realization that Yellowstone National Park is one large volcano is a recent discovery Other super volcanos exist, but none have erupted during recorded history By way of explaining what the effects of a super volcano might be, Breining discusses the recently developed volcano rating This is good layman s explanation of volcanos in general, the history of geology and the eventual development of the theory of plate tectonics, which explains volcanos and the effects of volcanos on the earth The realization that Yellowstone National Park is one large volcano is a recent discovery Other super volcanos exist, but none have erupted during recorded history By way of explaining what the effects of a super volcano might be, Brei...

  10. says:

    Terrifying and informative at the same time I m not a fast reader by anyone s standards and I finished this book in a day because I just couldn t put it down Definitely a great read for anyone who s been to the park to really help put things in perspective Just how ancient, dangerous, ever changing, and still very active Yellowstone is, and how it compares to volcanos around the globe and throughout time An amazing read for those with a love of geology and or Yellowstone An incredible book Terrifying and informative at the same time I m not a fast reader by anyone s standards and I finished this book in a day because I just couldn t put it down Definitely a great read for anyone who s been to the park to really help put things in perspective Just how ancient, dangerous, ever changing, and still very active Yellowstone is, and how it compares to volcanos around the globe and throughout time An amazing read for those with a love of geology and or Yellowstone An incredible book about an...

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