The Resource Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883, Simon Winchester

Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883, Simon Winchester

Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883
Title
Krakatoa
Title remainder
the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
Title variation
Day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. In breathtaking detail he describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside down in a cataclysm whose echoes are still felt to this day
Summary
Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed some 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.
Writing style
Award
  • Booklist Editors' Choice, 2003.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2003
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162702
Cataloging source
VGLEN
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1944-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
363.3495
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Natural disasters
  • Volcanoes
  • Krakatoa (Indonesia)
Target audience
general
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the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii., 432 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141005171
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a764062
  • (OCoLC)224653451
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, 27 August 1883, Simon Winchester
Publication
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
xiii., 432 p.
Form of item
regular print reproduction
Isbn
9780141005171
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
  • (Sirsi) a764062
  • (OCoLC)224653451

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