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The dawn of volcanology

Duration: 02:28

Professor Iain Stewart recalls some of the ancient myths associated with Mount Etna and explains how the ancient Greeks began to take a more rational approach to the world around them. Mount Etna is an extremely active volcano that sits over a type of plate boundary known as a subduction zone.

Available since: Tue 26 Apr 2011


Ian Stewart
Executive Producer
Phil Dolling
Assistant Producer
Helen Britton

This clip is from

10 Things You Didn't Know About... Volcanoes

4/4 Iain Stewart reveals some interesting but little-known scientific facts about volcanoes.

First broadcast: 03 Jun 2007

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