The Resource Krakatoa

Krakatoa

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Krakatoa
Title
Krakatoa
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Summary
The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano — Krakatoa.The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa — the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster — was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round die planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all — in view of today's new political climate — the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims: one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere.Simon Winchester's long experience in the world wandering as well as his knowledge of history and geology give us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event as he brings it telling back to life
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Winchester, Simon
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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  • Nature
  • Science
  • Nonfiction
Label
Krakatoa
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Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e01699d9-b636-4746-a7ae-88171f074eaf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780062277466
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
Krakatoa
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:e01699d9-b636-4746-a7ae-88171f074eaf
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780062277466
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

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