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(Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions.pdf) When the volcano Tambora erupted in Indonesia in as many as 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 i Frankenstein i br br br This book tells the story of nine such epic volcanic events explaining the related geology for the general reader and exploring the myriad ways in which the earth s volcanism has affected human history Zeilinga de Boer and Sanders describe in depth how volcanic activity has had long lasting effects on societies cultures and the environment After introducing the origins and mechanisms of volcanism the authors draw on ancient as well as modern accounts from folklore to poetry and from philosophy to literature Beginning with the Bronze Age eruption that caused the demise of Minoan Crete the book tells the human and geological stories of eruptions of such volcanoes as Vesuvius Krakatau Mount Pel e and Tristan da Cunha Along the way it shows how volcanism shaped religion in Hawaii permeated Icelandic mythology and literature caused widespread population migrations and spurred scientific discovery br br br From the prodigious eruption of Thera more than years ago to the relative burp of Mount St Helens in the results of volcanism attest to the enduring connections between geology and human destinyDownload and Read Online books ePub/PDF/Audible/Kindle, its easy way to streaming Volcanoes in Human History: The Far-Reaching Effects of Major Eruptions books for multiple devices.