Ruapehu Erupts by Karen Williams
In September 1995 Ruapehu burst into life after a period of restlessness. The raw power of the ensuing eruptions captured world wide attention as towering columns of roiling ash and steam, torrential mud-flows and incamdescent lava bombs presented an ongoing spectacle. Ruapehu Erupts celebrates the drama and magic of these recent eruptions and provides a stunning record of the latest chapter in the continuing story of this unpredictable volcano. Karen Williams lives in the active volcanic region of New Zealand's North Island. She has visited volcanoes around the world and is the author of three books: Volcanoes of the South Wind, Coming Round the Mountain and Skiing on the Volcano.