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Author Harris, Robert, 1957-

Title Pompeii : a novel / Robert Harris
Edition First edition
Published New York : Random House, [2003]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 W'PONDS  820.914 H3158 A6/P  AVAILABLE
Description 278 pages : map ; 25 cm
Contents Only one man is worried. The engineer Marius Primus has just taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the enormous aqueduct that brings fresh water to a quarter million people in nine towns around the bay. His predecessor has disappeared. Springs are failing for the first time in generations. And now there is a crisis on the Augusta's sixty-mile main line -- somewhere to the north of Pompeii, on the slopes of Mount Vesuvius
Summary Engineer Marcus Attilius Primus has taken charge of the Aqua Augusta, the aqueduct which brings water to a quarter of a million people. His predecessor has disappeared. When a crisis stikes the Augusta's main line, Attilus discovers that there are forces which even the Roman Empire can't control
Notes Accelerated Reader AR UG 6.7 16.0 78455
Subject Water-supply -- Fiction.
Aqueducts -- Fiction.
Engineers -- Fiction.
Volcanoes -- Fiction.
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79 -- Fiction.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
Pompeii (Extinct city) -- Fiction.
Vesuvius (Italy) -- Eruption, 79 -- Fiction.
Genre/Form Historical fiction.
Historical fiction
Historical fiction.
Historical fiction.
LC no. 2003058446
ISBN 0679428895 alkaline paper