Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 Simon Winchester

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

Author: Simon Winchester
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Book Title
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Author
Simon Winchester
ISBN
9780060838591
On August 27, 1883, the volcano-island of Krakatoa erupted with such force that it was completely destroyed. The explosion could be heard from thousands of miles away, and triggered an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. And that was just the beginning. In this New York Times bestseller, Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, explores the worldwide impact of the Krakatoa catastrophe. The effects of the tsunami were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Washington, D.C. went haywire. And dust from the volcano drifted into Earth's atmosphere, where it caused temperatures around the globe to plummet. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new historical and geological perspective on an unforgettable natural disaster. Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous "best" and "notable" lists. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006. He lives in Western Massachusetts. "Brilliant ... One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster." -- New York Times Book Review--Chicago Sun-TimesBinding Type: PaperbackAuthor: Simon WinchesterPublisher: Harper PerennialPublished: 07/05/2005ISBN: 9780060838591Pages: 416Weight: 0.75lbsSize: 8.00h x 5.20w x 1.20dReview Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 63

On August 27, 1883, the volcano-island of Krakatoa erupted with such force that it was completely destroyed. The explosion could be heard from thousands of miles away, and triggered an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. And that was just the beginning.

In this New York Times bestseller, Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, explores the worldwide impact of the Krakatoa catastrophe. The effects of the tsunami were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Washington, D.C. went haywire. And dust from the volcano drifted into Earth's atmosphere, where it caused temperatures around the globe to plummet. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new historical and geological perspective on an unforgettable natural disaster.

Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous "best" and "notable" lists. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

"Brilliant ... One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster." -- New York Times Book Review--Chicago Sun-Times

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 07/05/2005
ISBN: 9780060838591
Pages: 416
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 63

On August 27, 1883, the volcano-island of Krakatoa erupted with such force that it was completely destroyed. The explosion could be heard from thousands of miles away, and triggered an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. And that was just the beginning.

In this New York Times bestseller, Simon Winchester, author of The Professor and the Madman, explores the worldwide impact of the Krakatoa catastrophe. The effects of the tsunami were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Washington, D.C. went haywire. And dust from the volcano drifted into Earth's atmosphere, where it caused temperatures around the globe to plummet. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new historical and geological perspective on an unforgettable natural disaster.

Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous "best" and "notable" lists. Mr. Winchester was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) in 2006. He lives in Western Massachusetts.

"Brilliant ... One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster." -- New York Times Book Review--Chicago Sun-Times

Binding Type: Paperback
Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Published: 07/05/2005
ISBN: 9780060838591
Pages: 416
Weight: 0.75lbs
Size: 8.00h x 5.20w x 1.20d

Review Citations: Ingram Advance 08/01/2005 pg. 63