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Krakatoa

Simon Winchester

Krakatoa

the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883

by Simon Winchester

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Published by Viking in London, New York .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Volcanoes,
  • Erupties (vulkanen),
  • Eruption, 1883,
  • History

  • Edition Notes

    Includes bibliographical references (p. [392]-408) and index.

    StatementSimon Winchester
    Classifications
    LC ClassificationsQE523.K73 W56 2003b
    The Physical Object
    Paginationxiii, 432 p. :
    Number of Pages432
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24965235M
    ISBN 100670911267, 0670914304, 0670914282
    ISBN 109780670911264, 9780670914302, 9780670914289
    OCLC/WorldCa52531741

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Krakatoa Simon Winchester Review by Edward Morris. April On the morning of Aug. 27,the volcano Krakatoa, situated in a group of small islands between Java and Sumatra, erupted with such force that it sent tremors both physical and otherwise around the world. Calculated to have been the fifth most powerful volcanic.

Simon Winchester’s book, “Krakatoa”, describes colonial history, early telegraphy and workings of geology leading up to the eruption. He then vividly depicts the series of warning eruptions over several months and finally the humongous explosions creating tsunamis killing o people. The author describes the aftermath, including.

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