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

By: Pellegrino, Charles

Price: $18.40

Publisher: New York, William Morrow: 2004

Edition: First Edition

Seller ID: 004505

ISBN: 0380973103

Condition: New in New dust jacket


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... View more info