Elgin's Reviews > Super Volcano: The Ticking Time Bomb Beneath Yellowstone National Park

Super Volcano by Greg Breining
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Aug 25, 2012

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I recently saw a Nova program on volcanoes and their effects and possible effects on our lives. This book was on our library's new books shelf and looked interesting. The focus was on the Yellowstone volcano that last erupted 600,000 years ago, but is still active and will undoubtedly go off again and with terrifying consequences for the midwest and the rest of the world. I learned a lot about the various ways volcanos are formed, about continental drift, and the science involved in understanding events hundreds of thousands and even millions of years in the past. There was also a chapter on significant volcanoes of the past. These super volcanos are truly world changing events (and not in a good way) and a reminder that there are still many things about which we can do nothing. Reasonable science written an an easy to understand and accessible way.

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