Why hell stinks of sulfur uses subterranean mythology as a point of departure to explore the vast world that lies beneath our feet geologist salomon kroonenberg takes us on an expedition that begins in dantes inferno and continues through virgil da vinci descartes and jules verne. The book why hell stinks of sulfur mythology and geology of the underworld salomon kroonenberg is published by reaktion books why hell stinks of sulfur mythology and geology of the underworld kroonenberg brown. A fascinating book that combines geology and literature in an exploration of the underworld using classical authors like homer and virgil to renaissance dantes inferno and many other sources geologist kroonenberg examines where our concepts of the underworld come from. In why hell stinks of sulfur kroonenberg embarks on a physical and metaphorical journey to explore the hidden earth beneath our feet the subsurface underworld that has done so much to capture our imagination but about which we still know so little using dantes circles of hell as a rough guide and weaving together two seemingly . Get this from a library why hell stinks of sulfur mythology and geology of the underworld salomon bernard kroonenberg andy brown translator offers a mythological and scientific view of the internal structure of the planet earth
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