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Apocalypse

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Description for Apocalypse Hardcover. What if Troy was not destroyed in the epic battle immortalized by Homer? This work brings the scientific evidence to bear on biblical accounts, mythology, and the archaeological record to explore how ancient and modern earthquakes have shaped history - and, for some civilizations, seemingly heralded the end of the world. Num Pages: 328 pages, 98 halftones. BIC Classification: RBC. Category: (G) General (US: Trade); (P) Professional & Vocational; (U) Tertiary Education (US: College). Dimension: 237 x 167 x 23. Weight in Grams: 598.
What if Troy was not destroyed in the epic battle immortalized by Homer? What if many legendary cities of the ancient world did not meet their ends through war and conquest as archaeologists and historians believe, but in fact were laid waste by a force of nature so catastrophic that religions and legends describe it as the wrath of god? Apocalypse brings the latest scientific evidence to bear on biblical accounts, mythology, and the archaeological record to explore how ancient and modern earthquakes have shaped history--and, for some civilizations, seemingly heralded the end of the world. Archaeologists are trained to ... Read more

Product Details

Format
Hardback
Publication date
2008
Publisher
Princeton University Press United States
Number of pages
328
Condition
New
Number of Pages
328
Place of Publication
New Jersey, United States
ISBN
9780691016023
SKU
V9780691016023
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About Amos Nur
Amos Nur is the Wayne Loel Professor of Earth Sciences and professor of geophysics at Stanford University. Dawn Burgess is a writer and editor based in Bar Harbor, Maine. She earned a PhD in geophysics from Stanford.

Reviews for Apocalypse
"[Amos Nur] posits seismicity
rather than invaders or social forces
as the prime dynamic behind the fall of ancient civilizations. Nur engages in what we might call archaeological detective work
looking at the positions of human remains, for instance, to determine cause of death
his book is focused and intense."
David Ulin, Los Angeles Times Book Review "[A] deeply researched and compellingly written book. Apocalypse ... Read more

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