Krakatoa: the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883

Book Cover
Average Rating
Language:
English
More Details
ISBN:
006093736
9780060838591
9780066212852
9780062277466
Reviews from GoodReads
Loading GoodReads Reviews.
Also in this Series
More Like This
Staff View

Grouping Information

Grouped Work ID 9b134ea2-ea87-d002-6550-29711befe83b
full_title krakatoa the day the world exploded august 27 1883
author winchester simon
grouping_category book
lastUpdate 2017-03-24 05:33:26AM

Solr Details

_version_ 1562743995680948224
accelerated_reader_interest_level
accelerated_reader_point_value 0
accelerated_reader_reading_level 0
author Winchester, Simon
author-letter Winchester, Simon
author_additional Simon Winchester.
author_display Winchester, Simon
availability_toggle_catalog Available Now, Entire Collection
available_at_catalog West Regional
callnumber-a QE523.K73
callnumber-first Q - Science
callnumber-subject QE - Geology
callnumber_sort_catalog 959.8 WINCH
collection_catalog Adult Non-Fiction
date_added 2004-04-15T04:00:00Z
days_since_added 4726
detailed_location_catalog West Regional - Adult Non-fiction
display_description

Simon 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 Bogotá 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.
econtent_device Android, BlackBerry, Kindle, Kindle Fire, Mac, Windows, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch
econtent_protection_type_catalog Limited Access
econtent_source_catalog OverDrive
era 19th century
format_boost 22
format_catalog Book, eBook
format_category_catalog Books, eBook
genre Non Fiction
genre_facet Non Fiction
geographic Krakatoa (Indonesia) Eruption, 1883
geographic_facet Indonesia, Krakatoa (Indonesia)
grouping_category book
id 9b134ea2-ea87-d002-6550-29711befe83b
isbn 006093736, 9780060838591, 9780062277466, 9780066212852
item_details ils:385330|5000211|West Regional - Adult Non-fiction|959.8 WINCH|||1|false|false|||||On Shelf||WRL||, overdrive:e01699d9-b636-4746-a7ae-88171f074eaf|-1|Online OverDrive Collection|Online OverDrive|eBook|eBook|2|false|true|OverDrive|||Adobe EPUB eBook,OverDrive Read,Kindle Book|Checked Out||||
itype_catalog
language English
language_boost 10
language_boost_es 1
lc_subject History, Volcanoes
lexile_code
lexile_score -1
lib_boost_catalog 50
literary_form Non Fiction
literary_form_full Non Fiction
local_callnumber_catalog 959.8 WINCH
local_callnumber_exact_catalog 959.8 WINCH
local_callnumber_left_catalog 959.8 WINCH
local_days_since_added_catalog 4726
num_holdings 3
owning_library_catalog Wake County Public Libraries
owning_location_catalog West Regional
physical xviii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm
popularity 1
primary_isbn 006093736
publishDate 2004, 2013
publishDateSort 2004
publisher HarperCollins, Perennial,
rating 2.5
rating_facet oneStar, twoStar
record_details ils:385330|Book|Books||English|Perennial,|2004.|xviii, 416 pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm, overdrive:e01699d9-b636-4746-a7ae-88171f074eaf|eBook|eBook||English|HarperCollins|2013|
recordtype grouped_work
scope_has_related_records adr, bkm, cam, catalog, cry, dur, eic, elf, erl, eva, fuq, gre, hsp, lab, lee, lts, mid, ner, nor, orl, rbh, ser, sga, wak, wen, wrl, zeb
scoping_details_catalog ils:385330|5000211|On Shelf|On Shelf|false|true|true|false|false|true|||, overdrive:e01699d9-b636-4746-a7ae-88171f074eaf|-1|Checked Out|Checked Out|false|false|true|false|false|false|||
subject_facet Krakatoa (Indonesia) -- Eruption, 1883, Volcanoes -- Indonesia -- History -- 19th century
table_of_contents "An island with a pointed mountain" -- The crocodile in the canal -- Close encounters on the Wallace Line -- The moments when the mountain moved -- The unchaining of the gates of Hell -- A league from the last of the sun -- The curious case of the terrified elephant -- The paroxysm, the flood, and the crack of doom -- Rebellion of a ruined people -- The rising of the son -- Epilogue : the place the world exploded -- Recommendations for (and, in one case, against) further reading and viewing.
target_audience Adult
target_audience_full Adult
title Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
title_alt Day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
title_display Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
title_full Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 / Simon Winchester, Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883
title_short Krakatoa :
title_sort krakatoa the day the world exploded, august 27, 1883
title_sub the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
topic History, Krakatoa (Indonesia) Eruption, 1883, Nonfiction, Science, Volcanoes Indonesia History 19th century
topic_facet Eruption, 1883, History, Nonfiction, Science, Volcanoes