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“Adventures in Volcanoland”: Exploring the Volcanoes of Nicaragua and Beyond with Tamsin Mather.

Tamsin Mather, renowned geologist from the University of Oxford has presented her fascinating book “Adventures in Volcanoland: What Volcanoes Tell Us About the World and Ourselves”. In this work, Mather takes us on an exciting journey through some of the world’s most impressive volcanoes, with a special focus on Nicaragua.

One of the book’s highlights is Masaya volcano, a place Mather researched during her graduate studies. Through her eyes, we learn about the beauty and danger of this Nicaraguan volcano in a very poetic manner “from the green parrots flying near the crater to the colonies of bees buzzing in its volcanic soil”.


“Adventures in Volcanoland” is not just a book for experts. Mather makes complex concepts accessible, allowing any reader to appreciate the importance and impact of volcanoes on our planet. Additionally, Mather reminds us that these giants of fire are not only destructive but also essential for the formation of the Earth and the origin of life.

This book is a must-read for those who wish to explore and better understand the powerful influence of volcanoes, especially in such fascinating places as Nicaragua.


Link: https://www.nytimes.com/2024/06/19/books/review/adventures-in-volcanoland-tamsin-mather.html?unlocked_article_code=1.000.0DIq._l8nBSza-y_4&smid=em-share