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‘Eruption’ looks back at devastating Mount St. Helens blast

Social and economic forces contributed to the natural disaster

9:00am, February 21, 2016
Mount St. Helens Erupting

BOOM In Eruption, science writer Steve Olson recounts the societal, economic and geologic forces that contributed to the Mount St. Helens disaster in 1980. 

Steve Olson
W.W. Norton & Co., $27.95

Early in the spring of 1980, immense and inexorable forces were roiling the Pacific Northwest. Oh, and one of the region’s most active volcanoes was getting ready to blow its top.

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