March 21 in PACCAR 202 (4pm- refreshments and mixer; 5pm talk)

Steve Olson, who grew up in the Othello, Washington, will explore the historical forces that helped determine who lived and who died in the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens.

Title: Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Steve Olson is the author of Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, which was named one of the top nonfiction books of 2016 by Amazon and won the Washington State Book Award. He also is the author of Mapping Human History: Genes, Race, and Our Common Origins, which was nominated for the National Book Award, and other books, and he has written for the Atlantic Monthly, Science, Nature, Scientific American, Wired, the Smithsonian, and many other magazines. Since 1979, he has been a consultant writer for the National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology, and other national scientific organizations. A native of Washington State, he now lives in Seattle.

Co-sponsors: Foley, CEREO, WRC, CEE, English Dept.