Explore 360 Pompeii is a feast for the eyes. The book is filled with beautiful pictures from the past. While it is a bit disconcerting to know that Pompeii was destroyed yet preserved, the photos are stunning. Each page contains interesting facts as well as first person accounts of the city. The included cd allows you to wander the city and learn about its daily life. This is a great source to add to an ancient history course or just to read for the wonder of it.
Barron's 360 series brings media and photography together. Pompeii allows kids (adults too) to discover the incredible city and the everyday life of her citizens.
More than 1,900 years ago, the Roman city of Pompeii was frozen in time when the massive eruption of Mt. Vesuvius buried the city, and everyone in it, under layers of ash. Today, millions are gripped by the dramatic story of the sudden destruction of the town, and the fascinating preservation of the people and animals who were there when it happened. Explore 360Â°Pompeii offers an in-depth look at life in the city before, during, and after the eruption. Young readers will be amazed by:Spectacular fold-out artwork of Pompeii before and after the destructionSpreads with stunning 3D features illustrating the city's tavern, forum, public baths, amphitheater, bakery, and moreA historical review of Pompeii, from what daily life was like in the town to the eruption of the volcano to the discovery of the buried city in the 1800s
Enclosed with the book is a fabulous CD-ROM with 3D model animations that will take viewers on a meticulously detailed tour of Pompeii, giving them a taste of what life was like in the city and putting them at the heart of the action. Approximately 125 full-color and black and white images throughout. (Ages 8-14)