Reconstructs the environment of Pompeii and surrounding Campanian countryside, based on evidence preserved by the volcanic eruption. Brings together the work of geologists, soil specialists, palaeobotanists, botanists, palaeontologists, biologists, chemists, dendrochronologists, ichthyologists, zoologists, ornithologists, mammalogists, herpetologists, entymologists, and archaeologists, affording a thorough picture of the landscape, flora and fauna.
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'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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