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    DescriptionThis book is the result of two interdisciplinary symposia held by a group of volcanologists, engineers, Near Eastern and Classical philologists, and Old and New World archaeologists, in Naples, Italy and Medford, Massachusetts. Contributors to the nineteen chapters examine the complex problems that can arise in volcanic environments and the various ways in which societies respond. These studies cross barriers among the volcanological, geological, antiquarian, and archaeological perspectives in studying such topics as risk assessment, responses in prehistoric and historic times, and representations in ancient literature.


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    Title
    Cultural Responses to the Volcanic Landscape
    Subtitle
    The Mediterranean and Beyond
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Miriam Balmuth, By (author) D.K. Chester, By (author) Patricia A. Johnston
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 250
    Width: 152 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 25 mm
    Weight: 567 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781931909068
    ISBN 10: 1931909067
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15500
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.5
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: AH
    Libri: I-AH
    BISAC V2.8: SOC003000
    B&T General Subject: 710
    B&T Modifier: Continuations: 02
    BIC subject category V2: RBGF
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 02
    BISAC V2.8: SOC015000, SCI030000
    B&T Approval Code: A19504000
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    LC classification: CC81
    DC22: 551.21
    B&T Approval Code: A19406000
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: HDP
    B&T Approval Code: A56760000
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    LC classification: QE521.5 .C85 2005
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    Thema V1.0: RBGF, NKP
    Illustrations note
    64 b/w figs, 11 tbs
    Publisher
    Archaeological Institute of America
    Imprint name
    Archaeological Institute of America
    Publication date
    28 February 2006
    Publication City/Country
    Boston, Massachusetts
    Author Information
    Miriam S Balmuth is Research Professor in Classical Archaeology and Numismatics at Tufts University. David K Chester is a Lecturer in the Department of Geography at Liverpool University. Patricia A Johnston is Professor of Classical Mythology, Greek, and Latin at Brandeis University.
    Review quote
    this book is to be welcomed; it is to be hoped that it will set a standard for interdisciplinary studies' -- Margaret L Faull Landscape History 2006 a nice collection of edited papers that discuss the many aspects of living with volcanoes, their advantages and disadvantages, today and in antiquity.' -- Floyd W. McCoy American Journal Of Archaeology Jan 2008 The authors of Cultural Responses to the Volcanic Landscape have compiled a useful collection of research related to many fields and directed to a wide audience of scientists and students in archaeology, volcanology, history and Mediterranean studies. [...] provides invaluable information of interest to professionals and general readers alike.' -- Moshe Inbar The Holocene 2007