Krakatoa

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926236
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He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology.

Krakatoa

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062277464
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Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event. This P.S. edition features an extra 16 pages of insights into the book, including author interviews, recommended reading, and more.

Krakatoa

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141005173
Size: 59.74 MB
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This text uses contemporary reports to recount the events leading up to and following the cataclysm.

The Day The World Exploded

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061239828
Size: 31.60 MB
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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.

A Crack In The Edge Of The World

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0062277456
Size: 17.67 MB
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Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as ...

Krakatoa

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper
ISBN: 9780066212852
Size: 25.54 MB
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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 ...

Eruptions That Shook The World

Author: Clive Oppenheimer
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1139496395
Size: 46.56 MB
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Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm.

The Year Without Summer

Author: William K. Klingaman
Publisher: St. Martin's Press
ISBN: 1250012066
Size: 66.79 MB
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Like Winchester's Krakatoa, The Year Without Summer reveals a year of dramatic global change long forgotten by history In the tradition of Krakatoa, The World Without Us, and Guns, Germs and Steel comes a sweeping history of the year that ...

Surviving Galeras

Author: Stanley Williams
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
ISBN: 054763062X
Size: 15.66 MB
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The tale of how Williams survived Galeras is the framework for a groundbreaking book about volcanoes, their physical and cultural impact, and the tiny cadre of scientists who risk their own lives to gain knowledge that might one day save ...

The River At The Centre Of The World

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141937904
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This is the story of the river, it's cities and their people, built around the author's own journey to discover something of the essence of China and her people, the Yangtse being her soul and centre