Kevin Scott, The Voice of This Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World
Portland geologist Kevin Scott joins us to talk about his new book The Voice of this Stone: Learning from Volcanic Disasters Around the World, published by Carpe Diem Books.
Through more than a dozen case studies from around the globe, Dr. Scott offers chilling details about what happened before, during, and after infamous volcanic cataclysms. His case studies highlight some of the best-known events and advance warnings regarding future episode. By deciphering the histories of other disasters, Scott proposes, lives can and will be spared.
Scott is a widely published and respected volcanologist with five decades of scientific study and boots-on-the-ground experience. He has spent his career in the field, traveling internationally, venturing up and down mountains, observing altered landscapes, and studying volcanic history stored in the rock record. Scott survived a helicopter crash in Alaska, escaped from a near kidnapping in South America, and emerged alive from a close call with a flowing lahar in the Philippines. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees from UCLA and his PhD from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and is a member of the Geological Society of America.