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Burning Mountain [PDF]

by Jon Miller
Italy lies bathed in the fullness of light. It is a symphony of marble. Its statues, monumental slopes and groves of ripened fruit thoroughly harmonize the scene. The profound azure sky outlines the sharply fine ridges of its hillsides, enlarges the colonnades and envelops the soft undulations of the valleys.

With all of this, it is easy to believe that Italy is a living dream. The beauty of Italy, however, is deceptive. It lulls the inhabitants into a false sense of security. There is a dark shadow on Italy and its name is Vesuvius.

The first great eruption on record is also the most well known and took place during the reign of Titus in 79 AD. The towns of Herculaneum, Pompeii and Stabiae were buried under showers of volcanic sand, stone and fast-moving hot gas and rocks. Vesuvius has erupted many times since then. Those eruptions were severe, unusual and deadly.
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It is not the intention of this book to focus solely on the much-covered eruption of 79 AD, but to give an assortment of the interesting, horrific and deadly encounters with the volcano from 79 AD to the present century by the writers, artists, travelers, scientists, historians, geologists and witnesses who experienced the burning mountain firsthand. Whether the accounts are embellished, true, partly true or pure fiction is known only to them, but these are their stories.

Mount Vesuvius brought great terror, death and destruction in its past and that threat remains in its present and for its future.

JON MILLER's work encompasses the natural, sports and scientific world.
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Release date 02.02.2014
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Pages count154
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1. Persia Emily | 08.11.2018 17:33

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Thank you! Great book!

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