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Ghosts of Vesuvius A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections by Charles R. Pellegrino

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Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


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Number of Pages496
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Open LibraryOL7281031M
ISBN 100060751002
ISBN 109780060751005

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The book closes with a powerful discussion of his work analyzing the aftermath of at Ground Zero. While he tells us that the collapse of the WTC towers was only a minute fraction of the devastation of the Vesuvius eruption, the horrors parallel each other in disquieting ways. This isn't a comfortable book to read, but it's deeply fascinating/5.   Ghosts of Vesuvius A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections (Book): Pellegrino, Charles R.: The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day. Now, paleontologist Charles Pellegrino, author of the New York Times .   If this book doesn’t humanize you, nothing will. Ghosts of Mt. Vesuvius DVD and book are also available on the History Channel. I’ve ear-marked over 35 pages because they gave me pause over the author’s story-telling skills, the humor, the language, the poetry, the humanity, the scientific content and people stories. Ghosts of Vesuvius (Paperback) Average rating: 3 out of 5 stars, based on 2 reviews 2 reviews. Charles R Pellegrino. Walmart # $ $ 66 $ $ Book Format. Select Option. I read this book as part of some ongoing research I am doing regarding the city of Pompeii. By trade Pellegrino is a trained paleo-geologist 3/5(2).

Buy Ghosts of Vesuvius Reprint by Pellegrino, Charles R. (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store. Everyday low prices and free delivery on eligible orders/5(20). Jack-of-all-scientific-trades Pellegrino (Ghosts of the Titanic, , etc.) takes a wide-ranging look at awesome phenomena associated with Earth’s volcanic past and possible Earth has a life of its own, he reminds us, humbling the reader with a record of major volcanic events powerful enough to obliterate discrete civilizations and entire species, even to redirect .   Not the best disaster book, but a good one about the event. Read full review. GHOSTS OF VESUVIUS: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections User Review - Kirkus. Jack-of-all-scientific-trades Pellegrino (Ghosts of the Titanic, , etc.) takes a wide-ranging look at awesome phenomena associated with /5(3). Ghosts of Vesuvius would be a much better book if Dr. Pellegrino simply left himself out and focused on the science. After all, the tale of what happened to Pompeii and Herculaneum after Mt. Vesuvius erupted in A.D. 79 is fascinating and needs little embellishment.

  Pompeii's Ghosts book. Read 28 reviews from the world's largest community for readers. POMPEII IS ABOUT TO CLAIM ITS FINAL VICTIMS—TWO THOUSAND YEARS L /5. GHOSTS OF VESUVIUS: A New Look at the Last Days of Pompeii, How Towers Fall, and Other Strange Connections Charles R. Pellegrino, Author. Morrow $ (p) ISBN .   A fascinating look at Pompeii, Herculaneum and the Vesuvius eruption in comparison with other historically significant volcanic eruptions, including the World Trade Center disaster. The eruption of Mount Vesuvius in AD 79, which obliterated the Roman towns of Pompeii and Herculaneum, was a disaster that resounds to this day/5(5). Ghosts of Vesuvius provides a chillingly vivid account of history's most devastating volcanic eruption in AD 79, highlighting its reverberations in the modern world. Oscillating between a dense Author: Popmatters Staff.