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Excerpt from Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique: A Study of the Great Catastrophes of 1902, With Observations and Experiences in the FieldIn presenting to his readers the following pages dealing with one of the most noteworthy, even ifMoreExcerpt from Mont Pelee and the Tragedy of Martinique: A Study of the Great Catastrophes of 1902, With Observations and Experiences in the FieldIn presenting to his readers the following pages dealing with one of the most noteworthy, even if lamentable, incidents in the worlds history, the author feels that he must do so with the apology that the work is only partly done. The magnitude of the phenomena that are associated with the Pelee eruptions, and the obscurity in which many of the facts pertaining thereto still remain, will necessitate further research before the episode can be made fully known in all its relations, and probably some of the conclusions here set forth will have to be modified in the light of future investigations. But the history as it stands may be considered measurably complete, and it has the advantage, at least, of being based largely upon personal observation.The authors two visits to Martinique were made after an interval of three months, in the latter part of May and again in August, and during these times he enjoyed unusual opportunities for the prosecution of his work. The pleasing courtesies of the people of Martinique helped largely to whatever of success was obtained, and contributed a degree of comfort in labor the absence of which would have been sorely trying.About the PublisherForgotten Books publishes hundreds of thousands of rare and classic books. Find more at www.forgottenbooks.comThis book is a reproduction of an important historical work. Forgotten Books uses state-of-the-art technology to digitally reconstruct the work, preserving the original format whilst repairing imperfections present in the aged copy. In rare cases, an imperfection in the original, such as a blemish or missing page, may be replicated in our edition. We do, however, repair the vast majority of imperfections successfully- any imperfections that remain are intentionally left to preserve the state of such historical works.