Barbara Decker


Barbara Decker is a science writer who has been studying and writing about volcanoes for more than 30 years. With her husband, volcanologist Robert Decker, who died in 2005, she has co-authored fifteen books and numerous articles about volcanoes and national parks. She divides her time between her homes in Mariposa, California and Kawaihae, Hawaii.


Mount St. Helens: The Rebirth of Mount St. Helens
Price: $4.99 USD. Words: 15,080. Language: English. Published: April 29, 2011 by Park Partners, Inc. Categories: Nonfiction » Travel » National Parks
On the morning of May 18, 1980, one of the most perfectly formed volcanic peaks in the Cascade Range of the Northwest erupted. Nine hours later Mount St. Helens had lost 1,300-feet from its peak, 230 square miles of pristine forest had been destroyed, and a cubic mile of the mountain had been erupted 12 miles into the atmosphere. This is the story of that day, the mountain, and its recovery.

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