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The Resource Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God, Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess

Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God, Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess

Label
Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God
Title
Apocalypse
Title remainder
earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God
Statement of responsibility
Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess
Creator
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 seek human causes behind the ruins they study. Because of this, the subtle clues that indicate earthquake damage are often overlooked or even ignored. Amos Nur bridges the gap that for too long has separated archaeology and seismology. He examines tantalizing evidence of earthquakes at some of the world's most famous archaeological sites in the Mediterranean and elsewhere, including Troy, Jericho, Knossos, Mycenae, Armageddon, Teotihuacan, and Petra. He reveals what the Bible, the Iliad, and other writings can tell us about the seismic calamities that may have rocked the ancient world. He even explores how earthquakes may have helped preserve the "Dead Sea Scrolls". As Nur shows, recognizing earthquake damage in the shifted foundations and toppled arches of historic ruins is vital today because the scientific record of world earthquake risks is still incomplete."Apocalypse" explains where and why ancient earthquakes struck - and could strike again."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Nur, Amos
Dewey number
930.1
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
CC77.N36
LC item number
N87 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1967-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Burgess, Dawn
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Archaeology and natural disasters
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquakes
  • Excavations (Archaeology)
  • Extinct cities
  • Civilization, Ancient
  • Social change
  • Human beings
Label
Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God, Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rumblings and revolutions : political effects of earthquakes
  • Earthquakes and societal collapse -- Glossary
  • King Agamemnon's capital
  • How earthquakes happen
  • History, myth, and the reliability of the written record
  • Clues to earthquakes in the archaeological record
  • Under the rubble : human casualties of earthquakes
  • Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls : destruction that preserves?
  • Expanding the earthquake record in the Holy Land
  • Earthquake storms and the catastrophic end of the Bronze Age
  • King Agamemnon's capital -- How earthquakes happen -- History, myth, and the reliability of the written record -- Clues to earthquakes in the archaeological record -- Under the rubble : human casualties of earthquakes -- Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls : destruction that preserves? -- Expanding the earthquake record in the Holy Land -- Earthquake storms and the catastrophic end of the Bronze Age -- Rumblings and revolutions : political effects of earthquakes -- Earthquakes and societal collapse -- Glossary
Control code
154677274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691016023
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)154677274
Label
Apocalypse : earthquakes, archaeology, and the wrath of God, Amos Nur ; with Dawn Burgess
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages [289]-304) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Rumblings and revolutions : political effects of earthquakes
  • Earthquakes and societal collapse -- Glossary
  • King Agamemnon's capital
  • How earthquakes happen
  • History, myth, and the reliability of the written record
  • Clues to earthquakes in the archaeological record
  • Under the rubble : human casualties of earthquakes
  • Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls : destruction that preserves?
  • Expanding the earthquake record in the Holy Land
  • Earthquake storms and the catastrophic end of the Bronze Age
  • King Agamemnon's capital -- How earthquakes happen -- History, myth, and the reliability of the written record -- Clues to earthquakes in the archaeological record -- Under the rubble : human casualties of earthquakes -- Qumran and the Dead Sea Scrolls : destruction that preserves? -- Expanding the earthquake record in the Holy Land -- Earthquake storms and the catastrophic end of the Bronze Age -- Rumblings and revolutions : political effects of earthquakes -- Earthquakes and societal collapse -- Glossary
Control code
154677274
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xi, 309 pages
Isbn
9780691016023
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2007026170
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)154677274

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