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Author Heiken, Grant.
Title The seven hills of Rome : a geological tour of the eternal city / Grant Heiken, Renato Funiciello, and Donatella De Rita ; with a foreword by Walter Veltroni.
Imprint Princeton, N.J. ; Woodstock : Princeton University Press, 2007.

Author Heiken, Grant.
Subject Geology -- Italy -- Rome -- Guidebooks.
Rome (Italy) -- Guidebooks.
Alt Name Funiciello, R.
De Rita, Donatella.
Description 1 online resource (xiii, 245 pages) : illustrations
Note Originally published: 2005.
Print version record.
Contents Cover; Title; Copyright; Contents; Foreword; Preface; CHAPTER 1: A Tourist's Introduction to the Geology of Rome; Timelines; CHAPTER 2: Center of the Western World-The Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hill; CHAPTER 3: Palaces and Gardens-The Palatine (Palatino) Hill; CHAPTER 4: The Aventine (Aventino) Hill; CHAPTER 5: The Tiber Floodplain, Commerce, and Tragedy; CHAPTER 6: The Tiber's Tributaries in Rome-Clogged with Humankind's Debris; CHAPTER 7: The Western Heights-Janiculum, Vatican, and Monte Mario; CHAPTER 8: The Celian (Celio) Hill.
CHAPTER 9: Largest of the Seven Hills-The Esquiline (Esquilino)CHAPTER 10: Upper Class-The Viminal (Viminale) and Quirinal (Quirinale) Hills; CHAPTER 11: 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.
Summary From humble beginnings, Rome became perhaps the greatest intercontinental power in the world. Why did this historic city become so much more influential than its neighbor, nearby Latium, which was peopled by more or less the same stock? Over the years, historians, political analysts, and sociologists have discussed this question ad infinitum, without considering one underlying factor that led to the rise of Rome--the geology now hidden by the modern city. This book demonstrates the important link between the history of Rome and its geologic setting in a lively, fact-filled na.
ISBN 9781400849376 (electronic bk.)
1400849373 (electronic bk.)
9780691130385
0691130388
OCLC # 860711029
Additional Format Print version: Heiken, Grant. Seven hills of Rome 9780691130385 (OCoLC)82671880


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