The Natural History of Pompeii

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The Natural History of Pompeii

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Following the prototype established by Pliny the Elder in his Natural History, Jashemski and the volume's contributors reconstruct the environment of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside, based on the evidence preserved by the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79. The volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, paleontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalologists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, providing a complete picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.

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"Some chapters of this book will be useful primarily for reference; others of a more discursive nature invite reading, while some, by virtue of their methodological or cultural perspectives, serve both ends. ...the volume belongs in the library of every school where the story of Pompeii and its people has enlivened Latin classes, and should attract readers in public libraries as well." New England Classical Journal

"The editors should be complimented on their selection of reputed chapter authors from various scientific fields. This book instills a half a century's research on Pompeii. It is well-written and beautifully produced on glossy paper that renders excellent reproductions of wall-paintings sculptures, and illustrations....This book will always be a centerpiece for lively conversation." Plant Science Bulletin

"This is an impressive work that will be of interest to a variety of audiences." Sida

"In virtually all ways, this volume is a great success. It is well worth its rather hefty price tag, both in terms of the value of the actual production of the text and as a resource on ancient Pompeii. Indeed, it is certainly essential for any university library as well as for anyone with an interest in applications of science to antiquity. It will also no doubt appeal to scholars particularly itnerested in Pompeii or volcanology and the specific bibliographies provided at the end of each chapter will assist specialists in many fields." - Tana J. Allen, Memorial University

"This volume is a very successful example of a competent, all-inclusive approach to the study of natural phenomena in Pompeii and vicinity." - Elke and Hans Joachim Bohr, Wiesbaden, Classical World

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Book Description Condition: New. The sudden destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 preserved remarkable evidence, making possible this rich reconstruction of the area?s natural history. Following the prototype of Pliny the Elder?s Natural History, various aspects of the natural history of Pompeii are discussed and analysed by a team of eminent scientists, affording a thorough picture of the landscape, wild plant, animal and insect species of the ancient sites. The book is also an aesthetic delight. Seller Inventory # 1477

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