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

By: Pellegrino, Charles

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A small rub to the edge of the front bottom cover. ; The eruption of Mt. Vesuvius in A. D. 79 and the subsequent destruction of the thriving Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculuneum are historic disasters of monumental proportions, resonating across millenia. The author takes us back to the final days of an extraordinary civlization to experience the earth-shattering catastrophe. Through modern forensic archeology, astonishing facts about everyday lives of the doomed citizens have been brought to light, revealing a society that enjoyed "modern" amenities such as central heating, sliding glass doors, penicillin, hot and cold running water, and a standard of living and life expectancy that would not be achieved again until the 1950s. A stunning combination of science, history, humanity, and riveting storytelling, this book is extraordinary, a powerful work of literary art. ; Drawings; 8vo 8" - 9 3/4" tall; 489 pages

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

Author: Pellegrino, Charles

Illustrator: Illustrated by Pellegrino, Charles

Categories: literary, Social History,

Edition: First Edition

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2004

ISBN: 0380973103

ISBN 13: 9780380973101

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: New in New dust jacket

Seller ID: 004505

Keywords: Ghosts OF VESUVIUS VESUVIUS ITALY POMPEII ERUPTION Herculeneam VOLCANIC EXCAVATIONS ARCHEOLOGY,