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The Resource This gulf of fire : the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason, Mark Molesky

This gulf of fire : the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason, Mark Molesky

Label
This gulf of fire : the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason
Title
This gulf of fire
Title remainder
the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason
Statement of responsibility
Mark Molesky
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"On All Saints Day of 1755, the tremors from a magnitude 8.5 earthquake swept furiously from its epicenter in the Atlantic Ocean toward the Iberian Peninsula. Nowhere was it felt more than in Lisbon, then the thriving capital of a great global empire. In a few minutes most of Lisbon was destroyed--but that was only the beginning. A tsunami swept away most of the ruined coast along the Tagus River and carried untold souls out to sea. When fire broke out across the city, the surviving Lisboetas were subject to a firestorm reaching temperatures over 1,832 degrees F. Drawing on a wealth of new sources, on modern science (geology did not exist then), and on a sophisticated grasp of Portuguese history, Molesky gives us the definitive account of the destruction, of history's first international relief effort, and of the dampening effects these events had on the optimistic spirit of the Enlightenment"--Provided by pulisher
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Molesky, Mark
Dewey number
946.9/42033
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
DP762
LC item number
.M65 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Lisbon Earthquake, Portugal, 1755
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Fires
  • Earthquake relief
  • Disasters
  • Enlightenment
  • Lisbon (Portugal)
Label
This gulf of fire : the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason, Mark Molesky
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223114333249
  • 31223114333231
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-468) 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
Prologue: The Last Victim -- Babylonia Portugueza -- November 1, 1755 -- An Unexpected Horror -- The Great Firestorm -- The Hour of Pombal -- City of Ashes, Huts of Wood -- Word spreads -- "A Chaos of Stones" -- Uma Lisboa Nova -- Reverberations
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 496 pages
Isbn
9780307267627
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015007131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025421754
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 904715510
  • (OCoLC)904715510
Label
This gulf of fire : the destruction of Lisbon, or apocalypse in the age of science and reason, Mark Molesky
Publication
Note
"A Borzoi book"--Title page verso
Bar code
  • 31223114333249
  • 31223114333231
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 437-468) 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
Prologue: The Last Victim -- Babylonia Portugueza -- November 1, 1755 -- An Unexpected Horror -- The Great Firestorm -- The Hour of Pombal -- City of Ashes, Huts of Wood -- Word spreads -- "A Chaos of Stones" -- Uma Lisboa Nova -- Reverberations
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
viii, 496 pages
Isbn
9780307267627
Isbn Type
(hardback : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2015007131
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40025421754
Other physical details
illustrations (some color), maps
System control number
  • 904715510
  • (OCoLC)904715510

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