Stanley Williams and Fen Montaigne
Surviving Galeras

from the publisher:
Through a harrowing, first-person account of an eruption and its aftermath, Surviving Galeras reveals the fascinating, high-risk realm of vocanology and explores the profound impact volcanoes have had on the earth's landscapes and civilizations. In 1993, Stanley Williams, an eminent vocanologist, was standing on top of a Colombian volcano called Galeras when it erupted, incinerating several of his colleagues instantly. The tale of how Williams survived Galeras becomes the framework for a groundbreaking book about volcanoes, their physical and cultural impact, and the tiny cadre of scientists who risk their own lives to gain knowledge that might one day save many other' lives.