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Helen Gordon

Helen Gordon

is working on a book about geology and deep time, to be published by Profile Books. Her novel “Landfall” is published by Penguin

The monster beneath

Everyone has heard of Vesuvius but the caldera of Campi Flegrei is a far more dangerous volcano. Helen Gordon travels to Naples to understand the enormous threat it poses

The human layer

Is humanity’s impact on its environment enough to usher in a new geological era: the Anthropocene?