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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 by Simon Winchester

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
by Simon Winchester

Chronicles the destruction of Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883. This book describes how one island and its inhabitants were blasted out of existence and how colonial society was turned upside-down in a cataclysm.
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Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 Summary


Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. 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. 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.

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Sku
GOR000937293
Title
Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
Author
Condition
Very Good
Binding type
Paperback
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year published
Number of pages
448
ISBN 10
0141005173
ISBN 13
9780141005171
Prizes
N/A
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