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Residents of a coastal town in Italy were enjoying afternoon snacks of walnuts and dried figs in A.D. 79 when nearby Mount Vesuvius erupted after centuries of dormancy. Andrés Ruzo will explore the fiery portals to Earth’s core and reveal how smoking peaks have shaped civilizations across the globe, from Iceland to the deep Amazon. Journey to far-off lava fields and hidden boiling rivers.

About Andrés Ruzo

National Geographic Explorer Andrés Ruzo is a geothermal scientist, conservationist, educator, host, author, and science communicator best known for his work at the Boiling River deep in the Amazon. He works with local communities and Indigenous groups in the central Peruvian Amazon through educational and sustainable economic initiatives.

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