Reading summary

0 / 5. 0

Student’s Name Professor’s Name Course Title Date of Submission Reading Summary Chapter Summaries Chapter fourteen of Bill Bryson’s book, A Short History of Nearly Everything, begins by talking about the fossil remains that were discovered by the geologist, Mike Voorhies in Nebraska. The fossil bed comprised a massive grave of a herd of animals such as rhinoceros, whose cause of death was concluded to the inhalation of volcanic ash 60000 years ago. This came as a surprise and geologists embarked on efforts to determine how Nebraska contained such a vast deposit of volcanic ash (Bryson, and Matthews 135). The findings led to the revelation that there existed a massive reservoir of magma beneath the surface known in recent times as Yellowstone. Bryson adds that despite the distance between the surface and the core of the earth being only 3959 miles little is known about the geological process happening underground. The Yellowstone eruption is continuously mentioned with scientific research mentioned in the article expounding on the looming danger of the cauldron of magma in the region. Chapter Fifteen delves further into the history of Yellowstone's volcanic activities dating millions of years ago. When Bob Christensen was undertaking studies of the park in the 1960s, he discovered that there was no caldera as was characteristic of other eruptions (Bryson, and Matthews 145). The largest magma deposit in the world is here, and it runs over 45 miles across and another eight in width. It, therefore, follows that the Yellowstone National Park is a ticking time bomb and the outcome would be to the detriment of the population and the ecosystem. Comparison and

Related samples

Name Name von Professor Disziplin Datum Inhalt TOC o "1-3" h z u 1 Einleitung PAGEREF _Toc507996845 h 32 Chancen und Risiken der Digitalisierung PAGEREF...

Motivation und Gesundheitsverhalten Inhaltsverzeichnis TOC o "1-3" h z u Abbildungsverzeichnis PAGEREF _Toc507269413 h 31. Gesundheit und gesundheitsbezogenes...


DESCARTES MEDITATION Student’s Name Institution Introduction This term paper reflects Descartes’ meditation. It gives a critical analysis concerning the...

Student’s Name: Professor’s Name: Course Number: Date: Schizophrenia Psychological disorders are a pattern of irregular thoughts and behaviors which impede a...


Leave feedback

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *