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Click to visit The Hero of Vesuvius site.

A volcanologist at Vesuvius, 1906.


How Native Americans in the Southwest survived--and even profited from--an eleventh-century volcanic eruption.
A volcanologist finds new history buried in ash.

In his study of the human past buried in ash, volcanologist Haraldur Sigurdsson has hacked through jungles, paddled across boiling lakes, and ridden submarines to the bottom of the sea

How the Isthmus of Panama changed the world: a story for young readers.

A team of paleontologists searches for clues to the formation of the Isthmus of Panama and how it changed the world.


An age-old battle continues on Mt. Etna
with a war against lava in 2001.


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