Saturday, June 8, 2013

#48hbc : Eruption!

Book finished:  Eruption!: Volcanoes and the Science of Saving Lives by Elizabeth Rusch

I love the Scientists in the Field series and this is a nice entry, exploring volcanologists and the work they do to predict when volcanoes will erupt and try to keep people safe. It's not so easy to order an evacuation - it can be risky and expensive, and if nothing happens people are unlikely to evacuate twice. I'm doing a program on volcanoes later in the summer, so I wanted to read this in preparation!

Challenge update:

Time spent reading/blogging: 12.5 hours
Pages read: 720 (plus about half of my next book, which I'll add in the next update!)
Books finished: 4

Boyfriend started Cloud Atlas, but I think it wasn't his thing (he says "It feels like I'm reading a book that's in another language... and I'm on drugs."). So now he's picked up Cooked by Michael Pollan (which he is enjoying more).