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by William Hoffer


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It took much courage for him to, literally, get inside the mouth of Mount Vesuvius to see exactly what's going on in there (which not many people throughout history have ventured to do).

New York: Summit Books, p 189 (8) Liver L, Munno R, Postoglione I, Vinci A and Vitellin L (1997) The A. D. 79 eruption a future explosive scenario in the Vesuvian area: evaluation of associated risk

New York: Summit Books, p 189 (8) Liver L, Munno R, Postoglione I, Vinci A and Vitellin L (1997) The A. 79 eruption a future explosive scenario in the Vesuvian area: evaluation of associated risk. Bulletin of Volcanology 59: 112-124. 9) Barberi F, Rosi M, Santacroce R and Sheridan MF (1983) Volcanic hazard zonation at Vesuvius. In: Tazieffn H and Sab roux JC (eds) Forecasting volcanic events. Developments in Volcanology I. Elsevier Amsterdam: 149-161 (10) Sigurdsson H, Carey S, Cornell W and Pescatore T (1985) The eruption of Vesuvius in 79 AD.

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Vesuvius, nestled over the Bay of Naples, is (still) the most famous volcano in the world. All books are picked, packed and dispatched from the United Kingdom. Flip to back Flip to front.

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USS Vesuvius, the third ship of the United States Navy named for the Italian volcano, was a unique vessel in the Navy inventory which marked a departure from more conventional forms of main battery armament. She is considered a dynamite gun cruiser and was essentially an operational testbed for large dynamite guns.

Emma Fielding reads the history of 'Vesuvius'. Fascinated by it, he climbed Vesuvius in the dead of night, taking a risk too far and having to run for his life. The volcano ensnares Bishop Berkeley, William Hamilton, Neapolitan nobility and the Grand Tourists of the eighteenth century. Actress Emma Fielding reads Gillian Darley's 'Vesuvius, The Most Famous Volcano in the World'. He was captivated by the psychological and aesthetic power of the volcano, as was William Hamilton, the British Ambassador in Naples from 1764. Smitten and obsessed, he dedicated himself to climbing the volcano and recording its terrifying moods.

Vesuvius "...has erupted scores of times in the last two millennia. Its most recent eruption came only a generation ago, in 1944, during World War II...VOLCANO...takes the reader through the dramatic life of the most renowned volcano in history and its legacy of destruction... Hoffer visits the village of San Sebastiano, destroyed four times by Vesuvius in the last 150 years and rebuilt each time...Hoffer also reconstructs the fascinating history of Vesuvius, providing the most detailed account there is of the fall of Pompeii and the volcano's subsequent ravaging of the Italian countryside over centuries.

Comments: (2)

Nikohn
Volcano was a treasury of information. At first, I thought it was "dry" ,However, reading about the author's descent into an area
inside Vesuvius, with much help and descriptions, I was hooked. An excellent foray into the workings of Vesuvius.
Wishamac
The overall read for William Hoffer's 1982 book, "Volcano: The Search for Vesuvius" was pretty fascinating. It took much courage for him to, literally, get inside the mouth of Mount Vesuvius to see exactly what's going on in there (which not many people throughout history have ventured to do).

He gave a pretty good picture and history of the horrors that Vesuvius has unleashed on the metropolitan Naples area (and other parts of the world, by extension) since its catastrophic eruption of 79 C.E. that wiped out Pompeii and Herculaneum (present-day Ercolano) and reportedly sent so much volcanic material into the stratosphere that it blocked out the sun in the rest of the *world* and lowered world temps by almost 2 degrees Fahrenheit. He also included the details of the only surviving account of what happened that horrific day from Pliny the Younger, nephew of Pliny the Elder, commander of the Roman Navy at the time of the eruption (and who would subsequently die as a result of the volcano's smoke that caused him to have a fatal asthma attack) to complete the picture.

But there was an unreal bias that showed itself throughout the book when the author repeatedly stated that he couldn't believe why the people living in the immediate area of Vesuvius (known as the red zone) would continue to live in an area that faces daily danger from such a dangerous volcano (not the author's exact words).

I always wonder why no one asks why the people who reside in the Midwestern U.S. continue to live in states that see constant tornado activity which constantly level or severely damage their homes on an almost yearly basis? Why doesn't anyone ask them why they stay in Kansas, Nebraska, Oklahoma, or the like? The people who live in Naples choose to stay where they are because it's their home (and has been their family home for hundreds, sometimes thousands, of years). It's the same reason why folks in the Midwest stay where they are: It's their home and they choose to be there to deal with the good as well as the bad.

I also didn't like the parts where he went into unrelated British history. No one would write about Italian history into a book about England, so why do it here?

Besides those gripes, this book was a very enjoyable geology lesson and gave me a first-hand look and feel into the heart of one of the most deadliest volcanoes on Earth. - Donna Di Giacomo
Volcano: The Search for Vesuvius download epub
Author: William Hoffer
ISBN: 0671400797
Category: No category
Language: English
Publisher: Simon & Schuster; 1st edition (April 29, 1982)
Pages: 189 pages