Vesuvius: volcanic laboratory or miracle of divine intervention?
Presenter: Gillian Darley
Published: April 2014
Age: 14-19 and upwards
Views: 544 views
Source/institution: Royal Society
Commentaries on Vesuvius have, for some two thousand years, see-sawed between observers’ fascination with the phenomenon, as an inexplicable expression of the earth’s inner force, and the relationship of the unpredictable mountain to a religious population, who seek to placate it through their faith. Gillian Darley is a writer and broadcaster.