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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)

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Krakatoa: : [the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883]
Title
Krakatoa:
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[the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883]
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Simon Winchester
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Day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
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eng
Summary
Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 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 Bogot ̀and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event
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
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551.21095982
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Read by Simon Winchester
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the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
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Krakatoa: : [the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883], Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
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Unabridged.
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9780060744045
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Krakatoa: : [the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883], Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
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https://www.hoopladigital.com/title/11586907
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MWT11586907
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Unabridged.
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1 online resource (1 audio file (12hr., 01 min.))
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unknown
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  • online
  • electronic
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Digital content provided by hoopla
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9780060744045
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(sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
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digital.
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MWT11586907
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sound
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other
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11586907
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