Seven Hills of Rome A Geological Tour of the Eternal City

ISBN-10: 0691130388

ISBN-13: 9780691130385

Edition: 2007

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Description: Arguing that in the rise of ancient Rome to a position of dominance over Latium geology played an important part, the authors detail the many advantages provided by the seven hills, including proximity to a major river & the sea, good building materials, & fresh spring water.

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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2007
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 5/13/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 264
Size: 5.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.836
Language: English

Grant Heiken is a past president of the International Association of Volcanology. He is the author or co-author of several professional and general-interest books on geology, including "Volcanoes: Crucibles of Change" (Princeton). Renato Funiciello is Professor of Geology at the University of Roma Tre and Vice President of the National Institute for Geophysics. Donatella De Rita is Professor of Field Geology and the Geology of Volcanic Areas at the University of Roma Tre.

Foreword, by Walter Veltroni
Preface
A Tourist's Introduction to the Geology of Rome 1 Timelines
Center of the Western World--The Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hill
Palaces and Gardens--The Palatine (Palatino) Hill
The Aventine (Aventino) Hill
The Tiber Floodplain, Commerce, and Tragedy
The Tiber's Tributaries in Rome--Clogged with Humankind's Debris
The Western Heights--Janiculum, Vatican, and Monte Mario
The Celian (Celio) Hill
Largest of the Seven Hills--The Esquiline (Esquilino)
Upper Class--The Viminal (Viminale) and Quirinal (Quirinale) Hills
Field Trips in and around Rome
The Seven Hills of Rome in Fifteen Stops
Panoramas, Piazzas, and Plateaus
A Field Trip to Rome, the City of Water
Acknowledgments
Further Reading
Index
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