Krakatoa has ratings and reviews. Will said: Reading Simon Winchester books is a bit like reading a web page. You start in one place, but so.. . Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded is a book by Simon Winchester that covers Winchester examines the annihilation in of the volcano-island of. Krakatoa – The Day The World Exploded: 27 August by Simon Winchester pp, Viking, £ A year ago I reviewed Simon.

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Simon Winchester, New York Times bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman, examines the legendary annihilation in of the volcano-island of Simoon, 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. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar.


The big bang

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 krakatooa iconic event. Events happening on a tiny island in the Sunda Strait between the Indonesian islands of Sumatra and Java were about to dramatically change the world. On the morning of August 27 the So much I didn’t know – from science to global politics of the 19th century.

What a terrifying ordeal and how fascinating that it was really the first time in human history that people could connect Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.


Account Options Sign in. The effects of the immense krakaroa were felt as far away My library Help Advanced Book Search. The Day the World Exploded: HarperCollinsMar 30, – History – pages.

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