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    Vesuvius A.D.79: The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum (Hardback)(English / Italian) By (author) Giovanni Patricelli, By (author) Ernesto De Carolis

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    DescriptionMount Vesuvius, in what is now southern Italy, erupted in AD 79, spewing volcanic rock, clouds of fine ash, and deadly gases over surrounding towns and farms, burying every trace of their existence. In nearby Pompeii, nearly 2000 people died. Rain falling with the ash formed a kind of cement that encased everything and everyone in an airtight seal. This is an account of the seismic and volcanic activity leading up to the eruption of Vesuvius, as well as a detailed description of the event itself and its aftermath. The authors rely on a wide range of scientific, artistic and literary sources, including the gripping eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger, whose eminent uncle died from exposure to toxic gases while trying to help victims evacuate. The authors close with stories and legends of this ancient catastrophe, which continues to fascinate scholars and non-experts to this day.


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    Title
    Vesuvius A.D.79
    Subtitle
    The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Giovanni Patricelli, By (author) Ernesto De Carolis
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 124
    Width: 168 mm
    Height: 240 mm
    Thickness: 19 mm
    Weight: 612 g
    Language
    English
    Italian
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780892367191
    ISBN 10: 0892367199
    Classifications

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DST
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAR
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3D
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    BIC subject category V2: HDDK
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    B&T General Subject: 430
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 22
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15540
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    BIC subject category V2: RBC
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT009000
    DC22: 937/.7, 937.7
    LC subject heading: , , , , , ,
    LC classification: DG70.P7 D372 2003, DG70.P7 \D
    Illustrations note
    120 colour illustrations
    Publisher
    Getty Trust Publications
    Imprint name
    J. Paul Getty Museum
    Publication date
    13 November 2003
    Publication City/Country
    Santa Monica CA
    Author Information
    Ernesto De Carolis is the director of the restoration laboratories at the Archeological Superintendency of Pompeii. Giovanni Patricelli has held positions at the Vesuvian Observatory and in the Department of Geophysics and Volcanology of Naples, where he was involved in mapping the seismological topography of Vesuvius.