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The Seven Hills of Rome:
A Geological Tour of the Eternal City
Grant Heiken, Renato Funiciello, & Donatella de Rita
With a foreword by Walter Veltroni, Mayor of Rome

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Foreword, by Walter Veltroni vii
Preface ix
CHAPTER 1: A Tourist's Introduction to the Geology of Rome 1
Timelines 18
CHAPTER 2: Center of the Western World--The Capitoline (Campidoglio) Hill 27
CHAPTER 3: Palaces and Gardens--The Palatine (Palatino) Hill 37
CHAPTER 4: The Aventine (Aventino) Hill 51
CHAPTER 5: The Tiber Floodplain, Commerce, and Tragedy 59
CHAPTER 6: The Tiber's Tributaries in Rome--Clogged with Humankind's Debris 85
CHAPTER 7: The Western Heights--Janiculum, Vatican, and Monte Mario 110
CHAPTER 8: The Celian (Celio) Hill 123
CHAPTER 9: Largest of the Seven Hills--The Esquiline (Esquilino)153
CHAPTER 10: Upper Class--The Viminal (Viminale) and Quirinal (Quirinale) Hills 162
CHAPTER 11: Field Trips in and around Rome 174
The Seven Hills of Rome in Fifteen Stops 174
Panoramas, Piazzas, and Plateaus 195
A Field Trip to Rome, the City of Water 216
Acknowledgments 229
Further Reading 231
Index 237

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