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

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

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
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
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162702
Cataloging source
NOV
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
551.21/09598
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
QE523.K73
LC item number
W56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
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True
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  • Volcanoes
  • Krakatoa (Indonesia)
Target audience
adult
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the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester
Link
https://youtu.be/xct5xj_GMU0
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15838581
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xx, 416 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060838591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51946267
  • (Sirsi) i9780060838591
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester
Link
https://youtu.be/xct5xj_GMU0
Publication
Copyright
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
15838581
Edition
1st Harper Perennial ed.
Extent
xx, 416 pages, 16 pages
Isbn
9780060838591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocm51946267
  • (Sirsi) i9780060838591

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