Vesuvius A.D. 79: The Destruction of Pompeii and Herculaneum

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In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius exploded in a hail of volcanic rock, sending clouds of fine ash and deadly gases over surrounding towns and farms and burying every trace of life. Two thousand people in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum died within hours. The authors present an account of the seismic and volcanic activity leading up to this cataclysmic event, as well as a detailed description of the eruption itself and its aftermath.
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In A.D. 79, Mount Vesuvius exploded in a hail of volcanic rock, sending clouds of fine ash and deadly gases over surrounding towns and farms and burying every trace of life. Two thousand people in nearby Pompeii and Herculaneum died within hours. The authors present an account of the seismic and volcanic activity leading up to this cataclysmic event, as well as a detailed description of the eruption itself and its aftermath.
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Table of Contents

Preface 5
Introduction 7
Somma-Vesuvius 9
Backdrop for the Eruption 41
Portentous Events Between A.D. 62 and 79 71
The Eruption 77
The Discovery of Human Bodies in Pompeii 109
Pompeian Stories and Legends 113
Principal Eruptions of Vesuvius from 25,000 Years Ago Until 1631 125
Principal Eruptions of Vesuvius in the Period 1631-1944 126
Glossary of Volcanology 127
Selected Bibliography 129
Index 131
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