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    DescriptionSimon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, which was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogota and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims, one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere. 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.


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    Title
    Krakatoa
    Subtitle
    The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 416
    Width: 132 mm
    Height: 206 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 272 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780060838591
    ISBN 10: 0060838590
    Classifications

    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 25590
    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC subject category V2: HBG
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    Libri: I-HP
    BIC subject category V2: RNR
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BISAC V2.8: HIS017000
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, HIS048000, NAT023000
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: NAT009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 551.21095982
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    DC21: 551.21095982
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: 72
    B&T Approval Code: A56763000
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    DC22: 551.2109598
    LC classification: QE523.K73 W56 2005
    Publisher
    HarperCollins Publishers Inc
    Imprint name
    HarperCollins Publishers
    Publication date
    15 July 2005
    Publication City/Country
    New York, NY
    Review quote
    "Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing." starred Kirkus Review--Kirkus Review (starred review)