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The Resource In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn

In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn

Label
In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny
Title
In the shadow of Vesuvius
Title remainder
a life of Pliny
Statement of responsibility
Daisy Dunn
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
AD 79. Above the Bay of Naples, Vesuvius is spewing thick ash into the sky. The inhabitants of nearby villages stand in their doorways, eyes cast on the unknown. Pliny the Elder, a historian, admiral of the fleet, and author of an extraordinary encyclopaedia of Natural History, dares to draw closer to the phenomenon. He perishes beneath the volcano. His 17-year-old nephew, Pliny the Younger, survives. The elder Pliny left behind an enormous compendium of knowledge, his 'Natural History' offering observations on everything, from the moon, to elephants, to the efficacy of ground millipedes in healing ulcers. Adopted as his late uncle's son, Pliny the Younger inherited his notebooks - his pearls of wisdom - and endeavoured to keep his memory alive. This biography resurrects the 'father and son' to explore their beliefs about life, death and the natural world in the first century AD
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Dunn, Daisy
Dewey number
  • 937'.06'092
  • 937.06092
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Pliny
  • Lawyers
  • Authors, Latin
  • Pliny
  • Biography
Label
In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008211097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008211097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)
Label
In the shadow of Vesuvius : a life of Pliny, Daisy Dunn
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
  • cartographic image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9780008211097
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xiv, 338 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9780008211097
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour), maps (black and white)

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