Krakatoa : The Day the World Exploded

Krakatoa : The Day the World Exploded

Description

Simon 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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Details

Author(s)
Simon Winchester
Format
Paperback | 448 pages
Dimensions
133 x 199 x 30mm | 312g
Publication date
03 Jun 2004
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Publication City/Country
London, United Kingdom
Language
English
Illustrations note
Illustrations, facsims., maps, ports.
ISBN10
0141005173
ISBN13
9780141005171
Bestsellers rank
28,925

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