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Fire in the Sea: The Santorini Volcano: Natural History and the Legend of Atlantis

Friedrich, Walter L.

Editore: Cambridge University Press, 2000
ISBN 10: 0521652901 / ISBN 13: 9780521652902
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Titolo: Fire in the Sea: The Santorini Volcano: ...

Casa editrice: Cambridge University Press

Data di pubblicazione: 2000

Legatura: Hardcover

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Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Fascinating full-colour book describing the effects of the Minoan eruption on Santorini. Codice inventario libreria ABE_book_new_0521652901

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Riassunto: The legend of the lost city of Atlantis has captivated the human imagination for centuries. Did this city actually exist, and, if so, what happened to it? Was it destroyed in the greatest cataclysmic event of the Bronze Age? While the truth behind the legend of Atlantis may never be known, Fire in the Sea tells the story of one of the largest and most devastating natural disasters of classical history that may also hold vital clues to the possible existence and fate of the lost city. In vivid prose, author Walter L. Friedrich describes the eruption of the Greek island of Santorini, or Thera, sometime in the 17th or 16th century BC. This eruption, perhaps one of the largest explosions ever witnessed by humankind, sent a giant cloud of volcanic ash into the air that eventually covered settlements on the island. Friedrich relates how this event forever altered the course of civilization in the region, and inspired a mystery that has fired humanity's imagination ever since. More than 160 elegant, full-color photographs and vivid prose capture the beauty, the geology, archaeology, history, peoples and environmental setting of Santorini. Fire in the Sea will readily appeal to the general reader interested in natural catastrophies as well as the beauty of the region. It will also enchant anyone who has ever dreamt about uncovering the mystery of the legend of Atlantis. Walter Friedrich is currently an associate professor at the Department of Earth Sciences, University of Aarhus, Denmark. He has visited Santorini at least 35 times since 1975 and has published numerous scientific articles in such international journals as Nature, Lethaia, Spektrum der Wissenschaft, and other publications.

Descrizione del libro: The cataclysmic Bronze Age eruption of the Greek island of Santorini produced one of the largest explosion ever witnessed by humankind. The event decimated the Minoan people and altered the course of civilisation in the region, possibly giving rise to the legend of Atlantis. This book blends the thrill of scientific discovery with a popular account of the geology, archaeology, history, peoples and environmental setting of Santorini, and will fire the imagination of a wide audience of readers.

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