This book takes a different stance from most books on volcanoes by focusing on the interaction between volcanoes and the human population. It does this in terms of different scales both in time and in space. The impact of eruptions on the adjacent human community is described as well as, in the case of larger events, regional and global implications. Much attention in the literature has been devoted to describing famous eruptions, including many of those considered in this book, but how communities respond and adapt to the aftermath is not so well reported. The structure of the book is...

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