"Most people seldom think about volcanoes or the role they have played in human history. Jelle Zeilinga de Boer and Donald Theodore Sanders . . . examine the relationship between volcanoes and human history. . . . [Their] chilling examples show the profound impact volcanic eruptions have had upon humans. The incredible story has taken centuries to unfold and will surely continue to evolve."--Dr. Robert D. Ballard, President, Institute for Exploration, Mystic, Connecticut "There is a growing awareness of the interplay between natural disasters and human societies, putting this book at the cutting edge of an important trend. It integrates science with societal issues in a way that is compelling and interesting. With its informative but nontechnical style, it should appeal to both scientists and nonspecialists."--Susan Hough, U.S. Geological SurveyZeilinga de Boer, Jelle is the author of 'Volcanoes In Human History The Far-reaching Effects Of Major Eruptions', published 2004 under ISBN 9780691118383 and ISBN 0691118388.