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The Resource Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Title
Krakatoa
Title remainder
the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Title variation
Day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In August 1883, a catastrophic volcanic eruption off the coast of Java was followed by a tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. The author brings new perspective to this iconic event, showing how it marked a change in East-West relations
Summary
The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Winchester's long experience in the world wandering as well as his knowledge of history and geology give an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event as he brings it telling back to life
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
162702
Cataloging source
TEFOD
Dewey number
551.21/09598
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E01699D9-B636-4746-A7AE-88171F074EAF
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2003 by Viking, a division of Penguin Books, Ltd."--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-396) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"An island with a pointed mountain" -- The crocodile in the canal -- Close encounters on the Wallace Line -- The moments when the mountain moved -- The unchaining of the gates of Hell -- A league from the last of the sun -- The curious case of the terrified elephant -- The paroxysm, the flood, and the crack of doom -- Rebellion of a ruined people -- The rising of the son -- Epilogue : the place the world exploded -- Recommendations for (and, in one case, against) further reading and viewing
Control code
ocn828864514
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062277466
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E01699D9-B636-4746-A7AE-88171F074EAF
System control number
(OCoLC)828864514
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
Link
http://digital.arapahoelibraries.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=E01699D9-B636-4746-A7AE-88171F074EAF
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Great Britain in 2003 by Viking, a division of Penguin Books, Ltd."--T.p. verso
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-396) and index
Color
multicolored
Contents
"An island with a pointed mountain" -- The crocodile in the canal -- Close encounters on the Wallace Line -- The moments when the mountain moved -- The unchaining of the gates of Hell -- A league from the last of the sun -- The curious case of the terrified elephant -- The paroxysm, the flood, and the crack of doom -- Rebellion of a ruined people -- The rising of the son -- Epilogue : the place the world exploded -- Recommendations for (and, in one case, against) further reading and viewing
Control code
ocn828864514
Dimensions
unknown
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
1 online resource.
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9780062277466
Isbn Type
(electronic bk.)
Level of compression
unknown
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
Stock number
E01699D9-B636-4746-A7AE-88171F074EAF
System control number
(OCoLC)828864514

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