La Catastrophe: Mount Pelée and the Destruction of Saint-Pierre, Martinique

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Terra, Jan 1, 2002 - History - 246 pages
On May 8, 1902, on the Caribbean island of Martinique, the volcano Mount Pelée loosed the most terrifying and lethal eruption of the twentieth century. In minutes, it killed 27,000 people and levelled the city of Saint-Pierre. In La Catastrophe, Alwyn Scarth provides a gripping day-by-day and hour-by-hour account of this devastating eruption, based primarily on chilling eyewitness accounts.

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The eruption begins
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About the author (2002)

Alwyn Scarth was Lecturer in Geography at the University of Dundee.