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    Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (Audio cassette) By (author) Simon Winchester, Read by Simon Winchester

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    DescriptionThe legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster -- was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of lght. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogota and Washington went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significantly of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-western militancy by fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first eruptions of Islamic killings anywhere. Simon Winchester's long experience in world wandering, history and geology give this fascinating and iconic event an entirely new life and perspective.

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    The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester, Read by Simon Winchester
    Physical properties
    Format: Audio cassette
    Width: 158 mm
    Height: 164 mm
    Thickness: 67 mm
    Weight: 313 g
    ISBN 13: 9780060530662
    ISBN 10: 0060530669

    B&T Book Type: NF
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    BISAC V2.8: SCI019000, SCI031000
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    Libri: I-JV
    DC22: 959.8/022
    LC classification: QE523.K73 W56 2003B
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    BISAC V2.8: NAT009000
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    Publication date
    01 April 2003
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY