Ghosts of Vesuvius A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections

ISBN-10: 0060751002
ISBN-13: 9780060751005
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Description: A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the  More...

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Book details

List price: $16.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 496
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.188
Language: English

A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. 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 palaeontologist Charles Pellegrino presents a wealth of new knowledge about the doomed towns - and brings to vivid life the people, their last moments, and the aftermath. The lessons learned from modern scrutiny of that ancient eruption produce disturbing echoes in the present. Dr Pellegrino, who worked at Ground Zero in the aftermath of the 9/11 attack, shares his unique knowledge of the strange physics of volcanic 'downblast' and 'collapse column', drawing a direct link from past to present, and providing readers with a poignant glimpse into the last moments of the 'American Vesuvius'.

A Walk Through Time and Space
In the Beginning
The Gods Themselves
Time Gate: The Coevolution of Volcanoes and Life
Then Listen, Josephus, for I Digress...
Swords and Sandals: Spartacus at Vesuvius
Ghosts of Future-Past
Cities in Amber
The Day After
Threads
Testament
Vesuvius in New York
Acknowledgments
Selected Bibliography
Index

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