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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

August 27, 1883

by Simon Winchester

  • 218 Want to read
  • 39 Currently reading

Published by Harper Perennial .
Written in English


The Physical Object
Number of Pages432
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL7285356M
ISBN 10006093736X
ISBN 109780060937362

Krakatoa, The Day the World Exploded. This is the book for people who love history and science, but don't like reading dry texts. Simon Winchester makes the history of Indonesia, its people, scientists of the period, the colonial administrators and lastly the volcano itself, come alive for the reader.5/5(4). I very much enjoyed his book on the birth of modern geology, The Map that Changed the World. Equally excellent is this book on the eruption of Krakatoa. Subtitled "The Day the World Exploded, Aug ," this book tells the story of one of the most violent volcanic eruptions in recorded history/5.

  Epilogue: The Place the World Exploded. Recommendations for (and, in One Case Against) Further Reading and Viewing. Acknowledgments, Erkenningen, Terima Kasih. Index. Extra additions: P.S. About the author - Meet Simon Winchester. About the book - The Haunting Legacy of Krakatoa and Other Natural Disasters: Simon Winchester Responds to the. Find helpful customer reviews and review ratings for Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Aug at Read honest and unbiased product reviews from our users/5(86).

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 -- legendary annihilation in of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster -- was. Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire/5(59).


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See search results for this author. Are you an author. Learn about Author Central. Simon Winchester (Author)Cited by:   In Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded Simon Winchester again weaves the subtle magic of telling a factual story with the fascination that is too often reserved for thrillers.

Krakatoa is a real life thriller, the most long lastingly impressive volcanic eruption in so many ways and all are explored in this book/5. "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded is in essence a scientific book, but written in the style of popular science that the general public is able to understand and to enjoy.

The book thus takes on a very novel-esque feeling and tone/5. That part of the story, the actual day the world exploded, is told in an excellent chapter titled "The Paroxysm, the Flood, and the Crack of Doom." After that, effects are tabulated, lessons are learned, and -- after a quick narrative of the author's own visit to Anak Krakatoa, the "son" of the original volcano, the book by:   Krakatoa - The Day The World Exploded: 27 August by Simon Winchester pp, Viking, £ A year ago I reviewed Simon Winchester's The Map that Changed the World, Author: Guardian Staff.

This is the children's picture book adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman of the book Krakatoa: the Day the World Exploded." Eruptions. Explosions. Shock waves. Tsunamis. The almighty explosion that destroyed the volcano island of Krakatoa was followed by an immense tsunami that killed more than thirty thousand people.4/5.

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 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster -- was. The Paperback of the Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Aug by Simon Winchester at Barnes & Noble.

FREE Shipping on $35 or more. Due to COVID, orders may be delayed.4/4(75). Buy Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Aug New Ed by Winchester, Simon (ISBN: ) from Amazon's Book Store.

Everyday low /5(). efforts in that genre were THE MAP THAT CHANGED THE WORLD and THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN. Now he has crafted a vividly written book of plus pages about an event that was over in a matter of hours.

KRAKATOA is certainly full of digressions that have only tangential relevance to its main subject but those digressions. Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded by Simon Winchester is the incredible tale of the Indonesian volcano that exploded into smithereens in Jam-packed with fabulous twists, turns and diversions into geology, history, politics, technology and evolution, it’s a rollicking traipse across continents, disciplines and history.

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Aug All Book Search results » 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 /5(60). Krakatoa The Day The World Exploded. Welcome,you are looking at books for reading, the Krakatoa The Day The World Exploded, you will able to read or download in Pdf or ePub books and notice some of author may have lock the live reading for some of ore it need a FREE signup process to obtain the book.

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Possible ex library copy, thatâ ll have the markings and stickers associated from the library. Accessories such as CD, codes, toys, may not be Range: $ - $ 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 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster -- was followed by an /5().

Get this from a library. Krakatoa: the day the world exploded. [Simon Winchester] -- The author 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. Winchester talked about his book [Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: Aug ], published by HarperCollins.

When the Volcano named Krakatoa exploded it kil people on the. Get this from a library. Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, Aug [Simon Winchester] -- Considers the global impact of the eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that kil people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its.

An erudite, fascinating account by one of the foremost purveyors of contemporary nonfiction, this book chronicles the underlying causes, utter devastation and lasting effects of the cataclysmic   Mooresville Public Library (Mooresville, Indiana) presents a book trailer featuring "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded, Aug ," by Simon Winchester.

: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded () by Winchester, Simon and a great selection of similar New, Used and Collectible Books available now at great prices/5(K).In Krakatoa Simon Winchester, author of The Map That Changed the World and The Professor and the Madman, focuses his considerable research powers on one of the most cataclysmic events of modern history: the volcanic eruption, inof the South East Asian island of Krakatoa, which resulted in the deaths of 36, people and sent shock-waves around the world/5().

In "Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded" Simon Winchester has produced a comprehensive account of one of the most widely known, but perhaps least understood, natural disasters of the last years. While his account often drifts far afield of the title material, he has a knack for always finding his way back to the topic at :