502 pages, 216 Col plates,171 Illus,23 tabs
Discusses various aspects of the natural history of Pompeii. This volume brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, paleobotanists, botanists, palaeontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, affording a thorough picture of the landscape, flora, and fauna of the ancient sites.
'This long awaited volume on The natural history is something to be welcomed.' Antiquity 'It is not only archaeologists and naturalists who will enjoy reading this volume and benefit from its contents, whose wide array of studies in the natural sciences increases our current knowledge in a remarkable fashion. Carefully edited and copiously illustrated with excellent photos, drawings, and plans, the book is also an aesthetic delight ! This volume is a very successful example of a competent, all-inclusive approach to the study of natural phenomena in Pompeii and vicinity.' Classical World
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