Ghosts Of Vesuvius. A New Look At The Last Days Of Pompeii

Pellegrino Charles

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Cover Type: Hardcover
Book Condition: Fine
Jacket Condition: Fine
Publisher: Harpercollins
Publisher Place: New York
Publisher Year: 2004
Edition: First Edition

Description: 489 pages. Ex-Library. (only one small stamp on inside page). Book and Jacket appear to have hardly been read and are both in Fine condition throughout.

Publishers Description: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, paleontologist Charles Pellegrino, author of the New York Times bestseller Her Name, Titanic, presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns '' the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. By employing the latest in 7;rensic archaeology6;esearchers have been able to piece together long'buried stories, including that of wealthy abolitionists (sometimes called Christians) who were supporting a slave girl named Justa against her former master; they have discovered evidence of a thriving 9;ddle class,1;hich lived in houses with iron supports, concrete walls, sliding glass doors, and sanitary facilities; they have learned that these Roman citizens, whose medical technology included antibiotics, had a life expectancy not achieved again until the mid'1950s. The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. For the strange physics of volcanic 9;wnblast9;nd 5;llapse column1;ere at play in the 9'11 World Trade Center disaster. Dr. Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the attack's aftermath, shares his unique knowledge of these forces, drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of our 'erican Vesuvius."

ISBN: 9780380973101


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