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The Resource Ghosts of Vesuvius : a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections, Charles Pellegrino

Ghosts of Vesuvius : a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections, Charles Pellegrino

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Ghosts of Vesuvius : a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections
Title
Ghosts of Vesuvius
Title remainder
a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections
Statement of responsibility
Charles Pellegrino
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Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
  • "The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in A.D. 79 and the subsequent destruction of the thriving Roman cities of Pompeii and Herculaneum are historic disasters of monumental proportions, resonating across millennia and remembered to this very day. Now Dr. Charles Pellegrino takes us back to the final days of an extraordinary civilization to experience an earth-shattering catastrophe with remarkable and unsettling ties to the unthinkable disaster of September 11, 2001."
  • "Through the modern wonders of forensic archaeology, facts about the everyday lives of the doomed citizens of Pompeii and Herculaneum 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. But these thriving twin cities would be buried along with every hapless citizen in less than twenty-four hours when Vesuvius came frighteningly alive, sending a fearsome column of smoke and fire twenty miles into the sky."
  • "Employing volcano physics, Pellegrino shows that the Vesuvius eruption was one thousand times more powerful than the bomb that leveled Hiroshima, bringing to life the frightful majesty of that volcanic apocalypse. Yet Pellegrino digs deeper, exploring comparisons and connections to other catastrophic events throughout history, in particular the 9/11 terrorist attack on the World Trade Center. As one of the world's only experts on downblast and surge physics, Pellegrino was invited to Ground Zero to examine the site and compare it with devastation wreaked by Vesuvius, in the hope of saving lives during future volcanic eruptions. In doing so, he offers us a glimpse into the final moments of our own "American Vesuvius.""--BOOK JACKET
Summary
An examination of the disasters at Pompeii and Herculaneum discusses what forensic archaeology and new findings in volcano physics reveal about modern events, including the "collapse column" at the World Trade Center
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167021
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Pellegrino, Charles R
Dewey number
937.7
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Vesuvius (Italy)
  • Pompeii (Extinct city)
Target audience
adult
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a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections
Label
Ghosts of Vesuvius : a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections, Charles Pellegrino
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [463]-465
Contents
1. In the beginning -- 2. The gods themselves -- 3. Time gate : the coevolution of volcanoes and life -- 4. Then listen, Josephus, for I digress ... -- 5. Swords and sandals : Spartacus at Vesuvius -- 6. Cities in amber -- 7. The day after -- 8. Threads -- 9. Testament -- 10. Vesuvius in New York
Control code
000025216215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
489 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780380973101
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps
Label
Ghosts of Vesuvius : a new look at the last days of Pompeii, how towers fall, and other strange connections, Charles Pellegrino
Publication
Note
Includes index
Bibliography note
Bibliography, p. [463]-465
Contents
1. In the beginning -- 2. The gods themselves -- 3. Time gate : the coevolution of volcanoes and life -- 4. Then listen, Josephus, for I digress ... -- 5. Swords and sandals : Spartacus at Vesuvius -- 6. Cities in amber -- 7. The day after -- 8. Threads -- 9. Testament -- 10. Vesuvius in New York
Control code
000025216215
Dimensions
24 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
489 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780380973101
Isbn Type
(hbk.) :
Other physical details
ill., maps

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