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Author Scarth, Alwyn.
Title Vesuvius : a biography / Alwyn Scarth.
Publication Info. Princeton, N.J. : Princeton University Press, c2009.
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Description ix, 342 p. : ill., maps ; 23 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 321-332) and index.
Contents Introduction -- Campanian volcanoes : in the beginning -- The Avellino eruption : a prelude to Pompeii -- The eruption in AD 79 : the day of wrath -- From antiquity to the Renaissance : tall stories -- The eruption of Monte Nuovo : a new approach -- The eruption in 1631 : the Counter Reformation -- The old cities rediscovered : antiquity protected -- Hamilton and Vesuvius : volcano-watching -- Vesuvius as a tourist attraction : the Grand Tour -- Persistent activity, 1822-1944 : scientific scrutiny -- The Campi Flegrei : an eruption that failed -- The future : the eruption to be avoided -- Appendix 1. The two letters of Pliny the Younger to Tacitus about the eruption of AD 79 -- Appendix 2. Cassiodorus : Variae epistolae, letter 50.
Subject Volcanism -- Italy -- Vesuvius.
Volcanoes -- Italy -- Vesusius.
Vesuvius (Italy) -- History.
ISBN 9780691143903 :
0691143900