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On 27th August 1883 the most terrifying volcanic eruption occurred on the island of Krakatoa, five miles off the western tip of Java. The island was destroyed and almost 40,000 people were killed. The impact was truly global: ships sailing in the Red Sea were covered in ash; barometers went haywire in Washington; stunning sunsets burned over London; immense rafts of pumice floated to Africa. And there would be further, and even more far-reaching effects: the destruction wrought by this volcano would become the catalyst to a bloody uprising of the region?s Muslim community against their western colonial masters.

In his wonderfully engaging and inimitable style, Simon Winchester brings to life the drama, the people and the science behind this iconic event. Bursting with anecdotes, illustrations of everything from tidal waves to pepper plants and with a wonderful cast of characters, Krakatoa is the brilliantly vivid story of man?s destruction and his ultimate survival.

Review:

"It is thrilling, comprehensive, literate, meticulously researched and scientifically accurate; it is one of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster." The New York Times

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"Krakatoa is a pleasure from beginning to end." Boston Sunday Globe

Review:

"A vivid reconstruction....Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing." Kirkus Reviews (Starred Review)

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"A real-life story bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster." Entertainment Weekly

Product Details

ISBN:
9780670914289
Subtitle:
The day the world exploded, 27 August 1883
Author:
Winchester, Simon
Publisher:
Viking
Location:
London
Subject:
Volcanoes
Subject:
Krakatoa
Series Volume:
no. 150
Publication Date:
2003
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
xiii, 432 p.

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History and Social Science » Asia » Indonesia Malaysia and Singapore
History and Social Science » World History » South Pacific
History and Social Science » World History » Southeast Asia
Science and Mathematics » Geology » Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Science and Mathematics » Geology » General

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Product details xiii, 432 p. pages PENGUIN PUTNAM TRADE - English 9780670914289 Reviews:
"Review" by , "It is thrilling, comprehensive, literate, meticulously researched and scientifically accurate; it is one of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster."
"Review" by , "Krakatoa is a pleasure from beginning to end."
"Review" by , "A vivid reconstruction....Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing."
"Review" by , "A real-life story bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster."
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