Supervolcano Paperback – October 9, 2008
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From the Back Cover
--Dr. Ted Nield, Geological Society of London
About the Author
- Publisher : Career Press (October 9, 2008)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 288 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1564149536
- ISBN-13 : 978-1564149534
- Item Weight : 0.035 ounces
- Dimensions : 6 x 0.65 x 9 inches
- Best Sellers Rank: #3,510,166 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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There were some facts I was unaware of, but also a lot of psycho-babble. How the effects of the Toba eruption would effect the psychology of survivors, and be transmitted to people today by 'cellular memory'. No proof to back that up.
It's ok to present theories in a nonfiction book, but too many theories in one book tend to make it all seem wildly improbable.
Toba did erupt, and there does seem to be proof of a subsequent evolutionary bottleneck, but there was too much....fluff, for lack of a better word, to make this book into something I could take as fact. I like to use nonfiction as reference books, because I am interested in everything. This book does not meet my criteria.
Results: if you want to know all about supervolcanoes, read a different book.
The author has done his research and the narrative is smooth and cohesive. I have this book in my science library where it has a prominent place. I learned many new things and I am delighted to have this book. Thank you for a great and enjoyable book.
Interesting. Informative. Good read. Learn geology. There are hundreds of supervolcanoes worldwide. This book is about Toba. The last eruption almost wiped out the human race 75,000 years ago.
Sara Howard, Author of "Something Funny Happened on The Way to The Moon" and "The Biggest Explosions in The Universe".