Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science) (Paperback)

Volcanoes and Earthquakes (Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science) By Frédéric Zurcher, Elie Margollé, Winifred Lockyer (Translator) Cover Image
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The original French edition of this book appeared in 1866 as part of Hachette's extensive, popularising Biblioth que des Merveilles series, which included several science titles by Fr d ric Zurcher (1816-90) and Elie Margoll (1816-84). Their books were illustrated with attractive wood-cuts, and remained in print until the 1880s; they were also translated into English. This volume was published in London in 1868, and is a good example of popular science publishing in Victorian Britain. The material is organised geographically, beginning in Europe with Vesuvius, Etna and Icelandic volcanoes including Hecla, all of which had recently seen major eruptions. The authors quote from eyewitness accounts, and refer to scholarly publications on volcanoes including Darwin (1844) and Scrope (1862), also reissued in the Cambridge Library Collection. Later chapters describe oceanic volcanoes, the Andes, the volcanic zone of New Zealand's North Island, and recently discovered volcanoes such as Mt Erebus in Antarctica.


Product Details
ISBN: 9781108049405
ISBN-10: 1108049400
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: June 7th, 2012
Pages: 314
Language: English
Series: Cambridge Library Collection - Earth Science