The Science of Vulcanology1


    VULCANOLOGY, or the science which deals with volcanoes and related phenomena, is a very impoitant branch of geology—:he science which treats of the earth's crust in general. Geology is yet hardly a century old; for before that time it consisted of little else than a collection of romantic hypotheses and incredible superstitions. This remark applies with still greater force to vulcanology, for the study of which it is necessary to posses an extensive knowledge of physics, chemistry, and EC well-developed faculty of observation. For a century or two previous to the nineteenth, however, there were acute observers, and we in Naples well know such names as those of Sorrentino, Duca e Padre della Torre.

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