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The natural history of Pompeii

Author: Wilhelmina F Jashemski; Frederick G Meyer
Publisher: Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 2002.
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The sudden destruction of Pompeii, Herculaneum and the surrounding Campanian countryside following the eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 preserved the remarkable evidence that has made possible this reconstruction of the natural history of the local environment. Following the prototype of Pliny the Elder's Natural History, various aspects of the natural history of Pompeii are discussed and analyzed by a team of eminent  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Aufsatzsammlung
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Wilhelmina F Jashemski; Frederick G Meyer
ISBN: 0521800544 9780521800549
OCLC Number: 46393268
Notes: "Published by the Press Syndicate of the University of Cambridge "--Title page verso.
Description: xxiii, 502 pages : illustrations (some color), maps ; 31 cm
Contents: The Vesuvian sites before AD 79 : the archaeological, literary, and epigraphical evidence / Wilhelmina F. Jashemski --
Mount Vesuvius before the disaster / Haraldur Sigurdsson --
The eruption of Vesuvius in AD 79 / Haraldur Sigurdsson and Steven Carey --
Paleosols of the Pompeii area / J.E. Foss [and others] --
Plants : evidence from wall paintings, mosaics, sculpture, plant remains, graffiti, inscriptions, and ancient authors / Wilhelmina F. Jashemski, Frederick G. Meyer, and Massimo Ricciardi --
Pollen analysis of soil samples from the AD 79 level : Pompeii, Oplontis, and Boscoreale / G.W. Dimbleby and Eberhard Grüger --
Wood associated with the AD 79 eruption : its chemical characterization by solid state ¹³C as a guide to the degree of carbonization / Patrick G. Hatcher --
Identification of the woods used in the furniture at Herculaneum / Stephan T.A.M. Mols --
Dendrochronological investigations at Herculaneum and Pompeii / Peter Ian Kuniholm --
Environmental changes in and around Lake Avernus in Greek and Roman times : a study of the plant and animal remains preserved in the lake's sediments / Eberhard Grüger [and others] --
Fish : evidence from specimens, mosaics, wall paintings, and Roman authors / David S. Reese --
Marine invertebrates, freshwater shells, and land snails : evidence from specimens, mosaics, wall paintings, sculpture, jewelry, and Roman authors / David S. Reese --
Insects : evidence from wall paintings, sculpture, mosaics, carbonized remains, and ancient authors / Hiram G. Larew --
Amphibians and reptiles : evidence from wall paintings, mosaics, sculpture, skeletal remains, and ancient authors / Liliane Bodson and David Orr --
Birds : evidence from wall paintings, mosaics, sculpture, skeletal remains, and ancient authors / George E. Watson --
Mammals : evidence from wall paintings, sculpture, mosaics, faunal remains, and ancient literary sources / Anthony King --
Health and nutrition at Herculaneum : an examination of human skeletal remains / Sara Bisel and Jane Bisel.
Responsibility: edited by Wilhelmina Feemster Jashemski, Frederick G. Meyer.
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Reconstructs the environment of Pompeii by combining findings from across the natural sciences.  Read more...

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Great reconstruction of Pompeii

by TimmyJ (WorldCat user published about 3 weeks ago) Excellent Permalink

Wow! I love this book. The authors did amazing job of recreating this ancient world of Pompeii and how many former citizens of this great city lived their daily lives. Beautiful photography and eyewitness accounts bring this wonderful city back to life. 

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