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The Resource The day the world exploded : the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa, Simon Winchester ; adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ; illustrated by Jason Chin

The day the world exploded : the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa, Simon Winchester ; adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ; illustrated by Jason Chin

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The day the world exploded : the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa
Title
The day the world exploded
Title remainder
the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester ; adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ; illustrated by Jason Chin
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Contributor
Illustrator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
The almighty explosion that destroyed the volcano island of Krakatoa was followed by an immense tsunami that killed more than thirty thousand people. The effects of the waves were felt as far away as France, and bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. Today, one hundred and twenty-five years after the volcano erupted in one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever know, the name Krakatoa is still synonymous with disaster. In this illustrated account the colossal explosion is bought to vivid life. From the ominous warnings leading up to the eruption to the wave of killings it provoked, here is a look at what happened on the day the world exploded
Summary
Presents the story of the volcanic eruptions that took place on the island of Krakatoa in 1883, killing thousands of people, destroying the island, and effecting the entire world through the expulsion of smoke and ash in the air
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288047
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
551.2109
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Intended audience
Ages 10-14
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 4
  • 6
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
juvenile
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the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa
Label
The day the world exploded : the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa, Simon Winchester ; adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ; illustrated by Jason Chin
Instantiates
Publication
Note
An adaption of "Krakatoa : the day the world exploded."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 95) and index
Contents
Understanding volcanoes: Legends -- Alfred Wegener -- Science -- Some famous volcanoes -- About Krakatoa -- Business empire: Spice trade -- Dutch East Indies Company -- Batavia -- Amazing century: Discovery and invention -- Wallace line -- Telegraph -- Early warnings: May 1883 -- Perboewatan erupts -- Tourism -- Island deathwatch -- Circus elephant -- Krakatoa dies: Sunday, August 26, 1883 -- Monday, August 27, 1883 -- Impact near -- And impact far -- Reuters reports -- Shock waves -- Death rafts -- Weather changes -- Life returns: Rakata -- Rising up -- Island grows -- Krakatau today
Control code
179806126
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780061239823
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)179806126
Label
The day the world exploded : the earthshaking catastrophe at Krakatoa, Simon Winchester ; adaptation by Dwight Jon Zimmerman ; illustrated by Jason Chin
Publication
Note
An adaption of "Krakatoa : the day the world exploded."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 95) and index
Contents
Understanding volcanoes: Legends -- Alfred Wegener -- Science -- Some famous volcanoes -- About Krakatoa -- Business empire: Spice trade -- Dutch East Indies Company -- Batavia -- Amazing century: Discovery and invention -- Wallace line -- Telegraph -- Early warnings: May 1883 -- Perboewatan erupts -- Tourism -- Island deathwatch -- Circus elephant -- Krakatoa dies: Sunday, August 26, 1883 -- Monday, August 27, 1883 -- Impact near -- And impact far -- Reuters reports -- Shock waves -- Death rafts -- Weather changes -- Life returns: Rakata -- Rising up -- Island grows -- Krakatau today
Control code
179806126
Dimensions
27 cm.
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
96 p.
Isbn
9780061239823
Other physical details
ill. (some col.), maps
System control number
(OCoLC)179806126

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