|Plot Summary of Surviving Galeras|
Houghton Mifflin, Mar 2001, 25.00, 320 pp.
In 1993, volcanologist Stanley Williams and cohorts were in Columbia studying Galeras when the volcano suddenly erupted. Several of the professor's colleagues were instantly dead and he was severely injured. Some of his peers manage an incredible rescue of the geology professor who would surely have died without their help. In spite of their acknowledged expertise, the volcano still won. Professor Williams and Fen Montaigne use that incredible deadly incident to provide a frightening but flowing account of today's potentially deadly volcanoes, earth's natural terrorists. SURVIVING GALERAS is incredibly good and scary, as it's a real world tome that just like its subject that takes no prisoners.
Harriet Klausner, Resident Scholar
|Review Analysis of Surviving Galeras|
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- tall mountains
Subject of Biography
- American (!)
How sensitive is this person?
- middling sensitive to others' feelings
Sense of humor
- Mostly serious with occasional humor
- Smarter than most other people
- average physique
The Americas (not US):
- mostly 3rd
Accounts of torture and death?
- explicit references to deaths
Book makes you feel?
- in awe
- a lot of stream of consciousness
Writer's slant towards subject:
- very favorable
Story of entire life, or part?
- story of set of events during life
How much dialogue in bio?
- significantly more descript than dialog
How much of bio focuses on most famous period of life?
- 26-50% of book
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