Two Volcanic Mountains Comparison Essay by Master Researcher

Two Volcanic Mountains
A comparison of Mount Saint Helen with Mount Rainier.
# 35090 | 900 words | 4 sources | MLA | 2002 | US
Published on Sep 20, 2003 in Geography (General) , Geology and Geophysics (General)


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Description:

This paper discusses two volcanic mountains, Mount Saint Helen and Mount Rainier. The paper describes the blast from Mount Saint Helen and the damage it wrought on the nearby population, fields and animals. The paper then reveals that Mount Rainier has moved ahead of Mount St. Helen as the most earthquake prone volcano in the Cascade Range. The paper posits that as we continue to monitor Mount Rainier, hopefully we will be able to better warn people about an impending explosion and save lives.

From the Paper:

"For many years the world has been civilized. We have integrated the needs and desires of mankind with the already present design and attributes of Mother Nature. The majority of the time we are able to co-habitat with nature and things work well, but now and again there is a clash. When a clash occurs we are reminded of the power and strength Mother Nature holds over us. We cannot stop her work or wrath nor can we lessen its action. All we can do is hold on, study the event and try and prepare for the next time. In the US we expect certain acts of Mother Nature to occur. We anticipate and expect tornados, blizzards, and hurricanes. What we don't expect here is the volcanic explosion of mountains. The volcanic mountains in the states have laid dormant for so long that we are at once shocked and fascinated when they blow. More than twenty years ago Mount Saint Helen blew her top and the nation watched in awe the aftermath. Today we are much more aware of the possibility of explosions and we watch other mountains and we wait. One of the mountains we watch is Mount Rainer. We continue to study it, compare it to Mt. St. Helen and wait for its show to begin. We know its going to happen. We just don't know when."

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