Ghosts of Vesuvius A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections
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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 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'.
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Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 8/9/2005
Size: 5.25" wide x 7.75" long x 1.25" tall
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|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|
|Vesuvius in New York|