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Volcanology: Fire and life

Recent eruptions and field expeditions may herald a return to glory for the Son of Krakatau. Jerry Guo explores what the 78-year-old island has to offer.

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Jerry Guo is a freelance writer in New Haven, Connecticut, reporting from Indonesia.

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Guo, J. Volcanology: Fire and life. Nature 454, 930–932 (2008).

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