Friday, February 19, 2016

Eruption: The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens

Last year I had the pleasure of working with local author Steve Olson on his new book Eruption:  The Untold Story of Mount St. Helens, to be published next month by W.W. Norton. I made several maps for the book, and the best thing about working with Steve (from a cartographer's perspective!) is his love of maps and willingness to take a somewhat unorthodox approach to integrating maps into his book. We were able to develop several 3D views that I think worked really well (examples below).

Steve will be talking about the book with Steve Scher at Town Hall on Monday, March 7, and you can get tickets for that event here. For those of you in Portland, he will be speaking at Powell's Books on Wednesday March 9 at 7:30. More info here.

You can pre-order a copy of the book here, here, and of course here.

Here is my advance copy of the book:

Here is one of the maps, as it appears in the book:

Here are digital versions of a couple maps: