In the Path of Destruction|Richard Waitt
In the Path of Destruction : Eyewitness Chronicles of Mount St. Helens
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"The air had no oxygen, like being trapped underwater...I was being cremated, the pain unbearable."--Jim Scymanky

"I was on my knees, my back to the hot wind. It blew me along, lifting my rear so I was up on my hands...It was hot but I didn't feel burned--until I felt my ears curl."--Mike Hubbard

A napping volcano blinked awake in March 1980. Two months later, the mountain roared. Author Richard Waitt was one of the first to arrive following the mountain's early rumblings. A geologist with intimate knowledge of Mount St. Helens, Waitt delivers a detailed and accurate chronicle of events. His eruption story unfolds through unforgettable, riveting narratives--the heart of a masterful chronology that also delivers engrossing science, history, and journalism.


  • ISBN-13: 9780874223231
  • ISBN-10: 0874223237
  • Publisher: Washington State University Press
  • Publish Date: January 2015
  • Dimensions: 9.9 x 7 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.9 pounds