Into the Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work (Paperback)

Into the Volcano: A Volcano Researcher at Work By Donna O'Meara Cover Image
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In a helicopter with no doors, she hovers over a lava lake the size of two football fields --- then lands! She runs through clouds of scalding steam, dodging lava bombs, to photograph glowing hot lava as it pours into the sea. She sets up camp on the edge of a volcano's cone, only to be hit with hurricane-force winds, poisonous gases and acidic ash.Witness a typical day in the life of Donna O'Meara --- volcano researcher, writer and photographer. Donna's photographs and accounts of treacherous journeys get readers up close and personal with some of the world's most dangerous volcanoes.

About the Author

Donna O'Meara has been hunting and photographing the world's most dangerous volcanoes for almost 20 years. Many of her photographs have appeared in National Geographic.

Praise For…

The O'Mearas' cameras catch somnolent giants and vivid eruptors alike, and fill the pages with pyrotechnic displays and incandescent lava streams.—School Library Journal

Illustrating the text are exceptionally fine photos of volcanic landscapes and members of the expeditions. Sidebars carry clear descriptions and pictures (often diagrams) related to such topics as the formation of volcanoes, the types of lava, and the Volcanic Explosivity Index ... A natural for nonfiction booktalking.—Booklist

Riveting ... filled with stunning color photographs and an abundance of basic volcano information, placed in easy-to-digest sidebars.—Washington Post

Product Details
ISBN: 9781553376934
ISBN-10: 1553376935
Publisher: Kids Can Press
Publication Date: February 1st, 2007
Pages: 56
Language: English