by Timothy Levi Biel

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Gr 4-6-- Much of what we know about daily life in Imperial Rome comes from the extensive excavations done at the sites of Pompeii and Herculaneum, Roman cities destroyed in the ..79 eruption of Mt. Vesuvius. This entry in a rather crowded field of books about the subject adds nothing new, but it does a thorough job of covering the history of the city of Pompeii, its destruction and excavation. Clear and accessible prose complements the numerous black-and-white illustrations, which are unfortunately below average in quality. The chapter which describes the actual eruption is a good lesson in vulcanism, aided by quotes from the eyewitness account of Pliny the Younger. The same information accompanied by superior illustrations and actual photographs, which this books lacks, appears in Ian Andrews' Pompeii (Lerner, 1980). --David N. Pauli, Northern Waters Library Service, Ashland, WI

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Greenhaven Publishing
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World Disasters Series
Age Range:
10 - 13 Years

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