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

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: New York : Harper-Collins, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st Perennial edView all editions and formats
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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 006093736X 9780060937362 0066212855 9780066212852
OCLC Number: 54958741
Notes: Originally published: London : Viking, 2003.
Description: xviii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 20 cm
Contents: List of illustrations and maps --
Prelude --
"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.
Responsibility: Simon Winchester.

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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event.

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