Volcano [NOOK Book]

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?Though largely benign, volcanoes erupt continuously across the world. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 exemplify the dramatic physical violence of volcanoes, and their potential for local destruction and global disruption. In Volcano James Hamilton explores the cultural history generated by the power, beauty and threat of the volcano.
Hamilton describes the reverberations of early eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna in Greek and Roman myth, as well as depictions of volcanoes, ...
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Overview

?Though largely benign, volcanoes erupt continuously across the world. The eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980 and Eyjafjallajökull in 2010 exemplify the dramatic physical violence of volcanoes, and their potential for local destruction and global disruption. In Volcano James Hamilton explores the cultural history generated by the power, beauty and threat of the volcano.
Hamilton describes the reverberations of early eruptions of Vesuvius and Etna in Greek and Roman myth, as well as depictions of volcanoes, from the earliest-known wall painting of an erupting volcano in 6200bc, to the distinctive colours of Andy Warhol, to Michael Sandle's exploding mountains of the 1980s. He also discusses twenty-first century works that demonstrate the volcano's enduring influence on the artistic imagination today.
Volcano is a richly illustrated account that combines established figures such as Joseph Wright and J.M.W. Turner with previously unseen perspectives. Making fresh links and discoveries, this book will appeal to the general reader, as well as having much to say to scholars and specialists in the field.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781861899552
  • Publisher: Reaktion Books, Limited
  • Publication date: 1/1/2012
  • Series: Earth
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 895,243
  • File size: 2 MB

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Emberglow

    She rushed over to crystalsky and mewed, "C-Crystal?!"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 6, 2014

    Wolfclaw

    Pulls Crystalsky off the rock and quickly helps Emberglow carry her back to camp.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 4, 2014

    Ebonystrike

    "Are you dead?"

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 5, 2014

    Crystalsky

    Is sent hurling in the air and lands on a jagged rock.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    DuskWolf

    He flew in "My friend Stone has made a safe bridge for the others to cross on" he anounced

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    ~*Sapphire*~

    She pads out after the rest. (They don't like me interacting with people I don't know.) (7:34)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Rainbowpaw

    *Tenatatively puts on the Twoleg thing. A spark of light comes from it which engulfs Rainbowpaw. Wen the light fades she looks normal but something is different about her. Its just not visible.*

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Goku to iceshard

    Hey griffin or cat you need help

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 15, 2013

    Firesteel to Iceshard

    As the wolves, cats and other animals launched the ice into the volcano, Firesteel suddenly called to Icesard. "I sense Fire Shadowwolf Clone is at our camp! But you healed him, right?" Firesteel angrily morphed into a Dragon and went to finish this fight.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 11, 2013

    Blossomhail

    "It's what's known as nature. Volcanos do this. If they're not OFFICIALLY extinct, they'll erupt. The lava is coming out the top. I don't know what area that's in. It will be hidden with lava though, since the volcano's erupting at this rate." (•-•)Blossomhail(•-•)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 20, 2013

    Aspen

    Blacks out.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 13, 2013

    G

    I love volcanoes!

    Grace

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