Mysteries of Pompeii
From the Series Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
Two thousand years ago, disaster struck the ancient Roman city of Pompeii. When Mount Vesuvius erupted, a deadly cloud of superheated ash, rock, and gas descended on the city and its terrified people. Pompeii lay buried and forgotten for centuries. The thick layer of volcanic ash acted like a time capsule, preserving homes, temples, human remains, and even food. What secrets did this lost city hold? Explore the science being used to solve Pompeii’s greatest mysteries—including how the city’s people lived and died. Compare what we know with some of the more fantastic myths about the buried city of Pompeii.
|Interest Level||Grade 3 - Grade 6|
|Reading Level||Grade 4|
|Category||5 Kinds of Nonfiction, 5KN: Traditional Nonfiction, Social Studies|
|Publisher||Lerner Publishing Group|
|Brand||Alternator Books ®|
|Imprint||Lerner Publications ™|
|Number of Pages||32|
|Reading Counts! Level||6.2|
|Dimensions||7 x 9|
|Guided Reading Level||V|
|Features||Bibliography/further reading, Glossary, Glossary words bolded within text, Index, Maps, Reviewed, Sidebars, Table of contents, Teaching Guides, Timeline, and eSource|
School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
“These attractive titles focus on archaeological efforts to answer enduring questions about some of the ancient world’s most famous sites.”—School Library Journal, Series Made Simple
Author: Laura Hamilton Waxman
Laura Hamilton Waxman lives in Minnesota and has written many nonfiction books for young readers.
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Ancient Mysteries (Alternator Books ® )
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