No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz

by Victoria Bruce

In 1985 in Columbia, more than 23,000 people died due to the government’s failure to take seriously scientists’ warnings about an imminent volcanic eruption at Nevado delRuiz.

  • Paperback
  • Pages: 272 pages
  • Average Rating: 3.97 out of 5
  • Published February 19th 2002 by Harper Perennial
  • Original Title: No Apparent Danger: The True Story of Volcanic Disaster at Galeras and Nevado Del Ruiz
  • ISBN: 0060958901 (ISBN13: 9780060958909)
  • Edition Language: English

In 1985 in Columbia, more than 23,000 people died due to the government’s failure to take seriously scientists’ warnings about an imminent volcanic eruption at Nevado del Ruiz. In 1993, at Volcán Galeras, the death toll was smaller but no less tragic: despite seismic data that foretold possible disaster, an expedition of international scientists proceeded into the volcano. Two hours later, nine people were dead.Expertly detailing the turbulent history of Colombia, Victoria Bruce links together the stories of the heroes, villains, survivors, and victims of these two events. No Apparent Danger is a spellbinding account of clashing cultures and the life-and-death consequences of scientific arrogance.