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Introducing Mexico’s volcanoes

“Volcanes de México” is a beautiful book and the result 30 years of exploration and research on the part of author Jorge Alberto Neyra Jáuregui.

pg9aThe Spanish-language tome runs 184 pages, each one of them presenting color photographs not only of the volcanoes, but also of the flora and fauna you will find when you climb them.

The first 30 pages of this book describe the parts of a volcano, the kinds of volcanoes and everything that comes out of them, from rivers of lava to pyroclastic flows of hot gases and ash traveling at over 100 kilometers per hour.

This section of the book is so well written and clear that I must post a warning: This book is dangerous! It could easily turn a perfectly normal child into a volcanologist!

Talking recently to Neyra, I was surprised when he told me that in the central part of the country alone there are at least 18,000 volcanoes, of which 33 are highlighted in his publication.

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