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    DescriptionSimon 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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    The Day the World Exploded
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Simon Winchester, Illustrated by Soun Vannithone
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 448
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 196 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 200 g
    ISBN 13: 9780141005171
    ISBN 10: 0141005173

    BIC subject category V2: HBLL
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JH
    BIC subject category V2: HBJF
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1FMN
    Ingram Subject Code: HP
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/LATE18
    BIC subject category V2: WNW
    Ingram Theme: CULT/SEASIN
    BIC subject category V2: JFFC
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000, HIS048000, NAT023000, NAT009000
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 551.21095982, 363.349509598209034
    LC classification: QE523.K73
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26610
    BIC subject category V2: 3JH, 1FMN
    Thema V1.0: WNW, JBFF, RBG, NHF
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, facsims., maps, ports.
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Imprint name
    Penguin Books Ltd
    Publication date
    08 September 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Simon Winchester was born and educated in England, has lived in Africa, India and Asia, and now divides his time between the US and Scotland. Having reported from almost everywhere during an award-winning twenty-year career as a Guardian foreign correspondent, he is currently the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler and contributes to a number of American magazines, as well as to the Daily Telegraph, the Spectator and the BBC. He is the author of several bestselling works of non-fiction.
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    "Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing." starred Kirkus Review--Kirkus Review (starred review)