Table of contents for Myth and geology / edited by L. Piccardi and W.B. Masse.

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VlTALIANO, D. B. Geomythology: geological origins of myths and legends                I
MASSE, W. B., WAYLAND BARBER, E., PICCARDI, L. & BARBER, P. T. Exploring the nature of myth  9
and its role in science
CHANDRASEKHARAM, D. Geo-mythology of India                                           29
ROBERTS, M. B. Genesis Chapter 1 and geological time from Hugo Grotius and Marin Mersenne  39
to William Conybeare and Thomas Chalmers (1620-1825)
VITTORI, E., FULLONI, S. & PICCARDI, L. Environment and natural hazards in Roman and  51
Medieval texts: presentation of the CLEMENS database project
LANZA, T. & NEGRETE, A. From myth to Earth education and science communication       61
LUDWIN, R. S. & SMITS, G. J. Folklore and earthquakes: Native American oral traditions from  67
Cascadia compared with written traditions from Japan
PlCCARDI, L. The AD 60 Denizli Basin earthquake and the apparition of Archangel Michael at  95
Colossae (Aegean Turkey)
HOUGH, S. E. Writing on the walls: geological context and early American spiritual beliefs  107
MORNER, N.-A. The Fenris Wolf in the Nordic Asa creed in the light of palaeoseismics  1 17
BOURROUILt-LE JAN, F. G., AKRAM, B. & SCHVOERER, M. Band-e-Amir Lakes and Dragon    121
Valley (Bamiyan): myths and seismicity in Afghanistan
TRIFONOV, V. G The Bible and geology: destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah             133
NUNN,      & & PAnSTORIZO, R. Geological histories and geohazard potential of Pacific Islands  143
illuminated by myths
SHANKLIN, E. Exploding lakes in myth and reality: an African case study             165
MASSE, W. B. & MASSE, M. J. Myth and catastrophic reality: using myth to identify cosmic  177
impacts and massive Plinian eruptions in Holocene South America
BRYANT, E., WALSH, G. & ABBOTT, D. Cosmogenic mega-tsunami in the Australia region:  203
are they supported by Aboriginal and Maori legends?
D'ORAZIO, M. Meteorite records in the ancient Greek and Latin literature: between history  215
and myth
DINIo A., CORRETTI, A,, INNOCENTI, F., ROCCHI, S. & WESTERMAN, D. S. Sooty sweat stains  227
or tourmaline spots? The Argonauts on the Island of Elba (Tuscany) and the spread of
Greek trading in the Mediterranean Sea
MAYOR, A. Place names describing fossils in oral traditions                         245
AGNESI, V., Di PATTI, C. & TRUDEN, B. Giants and elephants of Sicily                263
BERGER, W. H. On the discovery of the ice age: science and myth                     271
MCNAMARA, K. J. Shepherds' crowns, fairy loaves and thunderstones: the mythology of fossil  279
echinoids in England
Fox HODGSON, S. Obsidian: sacred glass from the California sky                      295
MOTTA, L. & MOTTA, M. Erratic blocks: from protector beings to geosites to be protected  315
ARINOLU, D., GENTILI, B., PAMBIANCHI, G. & PISCITELLI, A. M. The contribution of the  329
'Sibilla Appenninica' legend to karst knowledge in the Sibillini Mountains
(Central Apennines, Italy)

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Archaeological geology Congresses, Legends Interpretation Congresses, MythGeologyGeological