Hardcover: 166 pages
Publisher: Terra Publishing (13 Aug 2001)
Based on intimate knowledge and extensive research, Italian Volcanoes provides a complete introductory guide to one of the world’s best known and most intensively studied volcanic areas. It is a unique guide to volcanic geology and an exciting introduction to how volcanoes work.
Italy is the classic country for exploring volcanoes. Eruptions at Vesuvius, Campi Flegrei, Etna, Stromboli and Vulcano have shaped the course of European history and fired the revolution that transformed volcanology into a modern science. Recent effusions on Etna have inspired pioneering attempts to control lava flows. Smouldering Vesuvius, home to more than 600,000 people, is among the most dangerous volcanoes on Earth.
Twelve detailed itineraries have been specially chosen to highlight the spectrum of volcanic products, their threat to human activity and their importance to understanding how volcanoes behave. The tours include world-famous locations as well as unusual sites off the beaten track. They are supported by comprehensive selections of additional locations for creating self-tailored excursions, key internet sites for discovering the latest news on each volcano’s activity, and useful tips on when to go and how to get there.
Richly illustrated with maps and photographs, this guide is ideal for all geologists, amateur and professional, and also for visitors to Italy who have been captivated by some of the world’s most spectacular volcanoes.