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Dougal Jerram - Volcanoes of Europe - 9781780460420 - V9781780460420
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Volcanoes of Europe

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Volcanoes are intimately tied to the history of humanity, they help forge the Earth's crust and atmosphere, and they are very much an active feature of today. The archaeology of most ancient civilizations of Europe preserves the imprint of spectacular and volcanic phenomena while, in modern times life is still affected by large eruptions from Europe's active volcanic systems. The eruption of Santorini, some 3600 years ago in the Aegean, probably inspired the Greek fables of Atlantis; the eruptions of Etna on Sicily are the origin of the forges of Cyclops and other myths; and the regular eruptions ... Read more

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About Dougal Jerram
Dougal Jerram is the director of DougalEARTH Ltd. and a professor II at the University of Oslo. Known as `Dr Volcano' from his appearances on the BBC he has a wide understanding of modern and ancient volcanic systems. An enthusiastic earth science communicator, he has been seen on screen expert for television's Channel 4, National Geographic, Discovery and History channels. ... Read more

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'The strength of the book is the clear, crisp language and the plethora of data, both in text and in graphics. Each volcano is characterised according to age, geological setting, types of lava, types of volcanic eruption and the most famous eruptions in historical or recent times. The appendix 'Eruptions in Europe in historical times' lists all known eruptions of ... Read more

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