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Watching Vesuvius A History of Science and Culture in Early Modern Italy

By: Cocco, Sean

Price: $39.95

Publisher: Chicago, University of Chicago Press: 2013

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 19070

ISBN: 0226923711

Condition: Near Fine in Near Fine dust jacket


As new.; A bright, solid book dustjacket in Mylar.; B&W Illustrations; 9.1 X 6.5 X 1.0 inches; 322 pages; "Humanists began to make pilgrimages to Vesuvius during the early Renaissance to experience its beauty and study its history, but a new tradition of observation emerged in 1631 with the first great eruption of the modern period. Seeking to understand the volcano’s place in the larger system of nature, Neapolitans flocked to Vesuvius to examine volcanic phenomena and to collect floral and mineral specimens from the mountainside. In Watching Vesuvius, Cocco argues that this investigati... View more info