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Krakatoa CD: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

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August 27, 1883 was the Day the World Exploded Krakatoa — Top 10 The explosion of Krakatoa was 10 times the force of the atomic bomb that leveled Hiroshima.
The rumblings lasted exactly 20 hours and 56 minutes and could be heard as far as 2,800 miles away in the India Ocean.
The explosion of Krakatoa was responsible for raising the global temperature a full degree centigrade.
The explosion of Krakatoa shot so much lava into the atmosphere that it was the equivalent of 706,000 cubic feet.
36, 000 people were killed by the tsunamis that followed the explosion, more than any other volcanic explosion in history.
The afterglows were brilliant and caused confusion worldwide. In fact, firemen from Poughkeepsie, New York raced to put out what they thought was a fire but which turned out to be a hazy glow from the dust of the explosion thousands of miles away.
The most bizarre survival story: The man who found himself being swept inland next to a crocodile. And to survive, he clambered on to its back and hung on with his thumbs dug deep into the creature's eye sockets.
The beginning of the Global Village: The world knew of the explosion of Krakatoa within moments due to the newly installed worldwide submarine telegraph network.
After the explosion, the island of Krakatoa completely disappeared.
AND Anak Krakatoa, the 'child' of Krakatoa, is growing 20 feet a year. Java is preparing for another explosion. Only now are we beginning to understand the dramatic impact this cataclysmic event had on the entire planet.

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The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa — the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster — was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of lght. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogota and Washington went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significantly of all — in view of today's new political climate — the eruption helped to trigger a wave of murderous anti-western militancy by fundamentalist Muslims in Java: one of the first eruptions of Islamic killings anywhere.

Simon Winchester's long experience in world wandering, as well as his knowledge of history and geology, gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event as he brings it tellingly back to life.

Synopsis:

From the bestselling author of "The Professor and the Madman" and "The Map That Changed the World" comes an examination of the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the world's most dangerous volcano--Krakatoa.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780060530679
Subtitle:
Krakatoa CD
performance Read:
Winchester, Simon
Author:
Winchester Simon
Author:
by Simon Winchester
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
HarperAudio
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Audiobooks
Subject:
History
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Natural Disasters
Subject:
Krakatoa
Subject:
Books on cd
Subject:
Earth Sciences - General
Subject:
Earth Sciences - Geology
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Asia - Southeast Asia
Subject:
General History
Subject:
Audiobooks (Unabridged)
Subject:
Krakatoa (Indonesia) - History
Copyright:
Edition Number:
Unabridged.
Edition Description:
Audio
Series Volume:
104-175
Publication Date:
20030401
Binding:
CD-audio
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Dimensions:
5.90x5.18x1.38 in. .65 lbs.
Media Run Time:
600

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"Synopsis" by , The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa — the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster — was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of lght. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogota and Washington went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significantly of all — in view of today's new political climate — the eruption helped to trigger a wave of murderous anti-western militancy by fundamentalist Muslims in Java: one of the first eruptions of Islamic killings anywhere.

Simon Winchester's long experience in world wandering, as well as his knowledge of history and geology, gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event as he brings it tellingly back to life.

"Synopsis" by , From the bestselling author of "The Professor and the Madman" and "The Map That Changed the World" comes an examination of the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the world's most dangerous volcano--Krakatoa.

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