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14%OFFSean Cocco - Watching Vesuvius - 9780226923710 - V9780226923710
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Watching Vesuvius

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Description for Watching Vesuvius Hardback. Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. In this title, the author argues that this investigation and engagement with Vesuvius was paramount to the development of modern volcanology. Num Pages: 336 pages, 19 halftones. BIC Classification: 1DST; 3JD; 3JF; PDX; RBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade). Dimension: 236 x 164 x 24. Weight in Grams: 594.
Mount Vesuvius has been famous ever since its eruption in 79 CE, when it destroyed and buried the Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum. But less well-known is the role it played in the science and culture of early modern Italy, as Sean Cocco reveals in this ambitious and wide-ranging study. Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during the early Renaissance to experience its beauty and study its history, but a new tradition of observation emerged in 1631 with the first great eruption of the modern period. Seeking to understand the volcano's place in the larger system of nature, ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2013
Publisher
The University of Chicago Press United States
Number of pages
336
Condition
New
Number of Pages
336
Place of Publication
, United States
ISBN
9780226923710
SKU
V9780226923710
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About Sean Cocco
Sean Cocco is associate professor of history at Trinity College in Hartford, Connecticut.

Reviews for Watching Vesuvius
"Watching Vesuvius explores the question of Vesuvius as an object of study in the early modern science of volcanism from the investigations and opinions of humanists and naturalists in the late Renaissance to the early eighteenth-century philosophizing on volcanoes and the development of geology later in the century. Around this history of science, Sean Cocco weaves a deep cultural history ... Read more

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