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Volcanoes in Human History : the Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions

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Volcanoes in Human History : the Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions
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Volcanoes in Human History
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the Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions
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When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in 1815, as many as 100,000 people perished as a result of the blast and an ensuing famine caused by the destruction of rice fields on Sumbawa and neighboring islands. Gases and dust particles ejected into the atmosphere changed weather patterns around the world, resulting in the infamous ''year without a summer'' in North America, food riots in Europe, and a widespread cholera epidemic. And the gloomy weather inspired Mary Shelley to write the gothic novel Frankenstein. This book tells the story of nine such epic volcanic events, explaining the rel
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Volcanoes in Human History : the Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions
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Volcanoes in Human History : the Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions
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http://www.jstor.org/stable/10.2307/j.ctt7s08n
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  • Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Table of Contents; Foreword; Preface; Acknowledgments; Table of Conversions -- Chapter 1 Volcanism: Origins and Consequences -- Chapter 2 The Hawaiian Islands and the Legacy of Pele the Fire Goddess -- Chapter 3 The Bronze Age Eruption of Thera: Destroyer of Atlantis and Minoan Crete? -- Chapter 4 The Eruption of Vesuvius in 79 C.E.: Cultural Reverberations through the Ages -- Chapter 5 Iceland: Coming Apart at the Seams -- Chapter 6 The Eruption of Tambora in 1815 and "the Year without a Summer."
  • Chapter 7 Krakatau, 1883: Devastation, Death, and Ecologic Revival -- Chapter 8 The 1902 Eruption of Mount Pelée: A Geological Catastrophe with Political Overtones -- Chapter 9 Tristan da Cunha in 1961: Exile to the Twentieth Century -- Chapter 10 Mount St. Helens in 1980: Catastrophe in the Cascades -- Afterword -- Glossary -- Notes and References -- Selected Bibliography -- Index
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