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Volcanoes : encounters through the ages

Author: D M Pyle
Publisher: Oxford : Bodleian Library, University of Oxford, 2017. ©2017
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Volcanoes have intrigued many people, who have left records of their encounters in letters, reports and diaries and through sketches and illustrations. This book tells the stories of volcanic  Read more...


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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: D M Pyle
ISBN: 9781851244591 185124459X
OCLC Number: 973723383
Description: 223 pagina's : illustraties ; 23 cm
Contents: ContentsForewordIntroduction Volcanoes and the heat of the Earth Plate tectonics Oceanic Ridges and Continental Rifts A Volcanic Arc: Chile Measuring Volcanoes Chapter 1 - Volcanoes in Early Manuscripts Hades Volcanoes of the Atlantic Ocean The Mediterranean The Sixteenth Century Athanasius Kircher Chapter 2 - Vesuvius awakes December 1631Etna 1669 William Hamilton 1817 eruption 1834 eruption1906 eruptionVesuvius and Popular CultureThe first volcanic photographChapter 3 - The origins of lavaPolygonal rocks. Melting Rocks Field Examples Chapter 4 - Europeans explore the world's volcanoes Pirates and Burning Islands Eighteenth-century Explorers Nineteenth-century Natural Historians Hawaii Chapter 5 - World-changing eruptions Appearing and Disappearing Islands Jorullo and Paricutin Laki 1783 Tambora, 1815 Krakatoa, 1883 Chapter 6 - Living with Volcanoes Montserrat St Vincent May 1902 The destruction of St Pierre, MartiniqueChapter 7 - Detecting the next volcanic eruption Santorini, GreeceWhy can't we predict volcanic eruptions? What if.. there was a supervolcanic eruption? Gazetteer of eruptions NotesBibliographyIndex
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