Volcanoes: Life On The Edge

Volcanoes: Life On The Edge

Volcanoes: Life On The Edge PC CD video documentaries images maps artifacts text 






Volcanoes are some of the most mesmerizing and powerful forces on earth, commanding awe, fear, and worship throughout the ages. In Volcanoes: Life on the Edge, you'll come face to face with these extraordianry natural wonders.

Begin with the exhilarating travels of Roger Ressmeyer, a renowned photojournalist who captrues on film the world's most active and spectacular volcanoes. Along the way, you'll meet the daring people who live and work in their shadows and journey to devastating eruptions from the past in places such as Pompeii, Krakatau, and Mount Pelee.

Exciting cinematic documentaries bring these compelling stories to life. To delve deeper into the stories, immerse yourself in a wealth of interactive episodes illustrated with spectacular photographs, maps, documents, paintings and artifacts. Illuminating reference articles reveal the science and history of volcanoes and the people who study them. Experience the captivating stories and adventure in Volcanoes, and discover for yourself the exhilaration and danger of living on the edge.

The Photographer. Join Roger Ressmeyer on his thrilling, 14-month journey to Mount St. Helens, Pinatubo, Unzen, Kilauea, Galeras, and many other exotic places during the most eruptive period of the century.

In the Shadow. Despite the inherent danger, people throughout the world live and work near volcanoes, sometimes even worshipping these mountains of fire. Discover the fascinating experiences and beliefs of people in locations such as Indonesia, the South Pacific, Italy, and Japan.

The Volcanologists. The scientists who study volcanoes engage in crucial, pioneering scientific research, working under difficult and life-threatening conditions. This Narrative reveals the courage and commitment of the individuals who take enormous risks to help us better understand and predict volcanic behavior.

A Distant Rumble. When volcanoes erupt, people living near them often perish in their wake. Experience the devastation caused by significant eruptions of the past, and learn where they may occur in the future.

Episodes. Explore significant volcanoes around the world through engrossing, interactive stories illustrated with fascinating photos, maps, documents, paintings and artifacts.

Slide Show. Create a compelling slide show using images from Ressmeyer's award-winning collection of spectacular photographs.

Reference. Gain an understanding of the history and science of volcanoes through more than one hundred detailed articles featuring text, photographs, animations, and audio commentary from the world's preeminent volcanologists.

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