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Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York : Harper-Collins, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st U.S. edView all editions and formats
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Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0066212855 9780066212852
OCLC Number: 51946267
Description: xvi, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Contents: "An island with a pointed mountain" --
The crocodile in the canal --
Close encounters on the Wallace Line --
The moments when the mountain moved --
The unchaining of the gates of Hell --
A league from the last of the sun --
The curious case of the terrified elephant --
The paroxysm, the flood, and the crack of doom --
Rebellion of a ruined people --
The rising of the son --
Epilogue : the place the world exploded --
Recommendations for (and, in one case, against) further reading and viewing.
Other Titles: Day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.
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Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.

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