Human cultures were interacting with common risks because the sunrise of time. This ebook explores those interactions intimately and revisits a few recognized catastrophes together with the eruptions of Thera and Vesuvius. those stories reveal that diversified human cultures had well-developed ideas which facilitated their reaction to severe traditional events.
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