Ranging from Yellowstone in Wyoming to Mount Pelee in the Caribbean, from Bogoslof and Pavlov in Alaska, to Sakurajima in Japan, and, finally, to the massive volcanoes of Kilauea and Mauna Loa in Hawaii―The Last Volcano reveals the journey of a man on a mission to understand the awesome power of volcanic eruptions.
A great storyteller with a keen eye for details, [Dvorak] takes his readers into volcano craters and across molten lava. There are parts in The Last Volcano where Mr. Dvorak’s descriptions of the intense heat almost singe the page.
Volcanoes can seem like a distant threat. But Dvorak raises the stakes by examining a wider geologic network of earthquakes and tsunamis — and a human network of scientists who truly saved lives. Their shared passion, and Dvorak's own palpable love for the subject, send up the sparks that Jaggar himself cannot.