Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Penguin UK
ISBN: 0141926236
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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.

The Day The World Exploded

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher: Harper Collins
ISBN: 0061239828
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Presents the story of the volcanic eruptions that took place on the island of Krakatoa in 1883, killing thousands of people, destroying the island, and effecting the entire world through the expulsion of smoke and ash in the air.

Alberta Formed Alberta Transformed

Author: Catherine Anne Cavanaugh
Publisher: University of Alberta
ISBN: 9781552381946
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Stommel, Henry, and Elizabeth Stommel. "The Year Without a Summer."
Scientific American 240, no. 6 (1979): 176-86. Winchester, Simon. Krakatoa: The
Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
Zielinski, Gregory A. "Use of Paleo-Records in Determining Variability within the
Volcanism-Climate System." Quaternary Science Reviews 19 (2000): 417-38. 10
12 13 14 We thank colleagues for reading over drafts of this chapter and for
helpful comments.

A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50

Author: Gale Eaton
Publisher: Tilbury House Publishers and Cadent Publishing
ISBN: 0884484076
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... The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883. New York: Harper Perennial,
2003. Additional Resources BBC interview with Simon Winchester; audio
account from survivor: Clary, Renee, and
James Wandersee. “Krakatoa Erupts!” Science Teacher 78, 9 (December 2011):
42–47. Gregory, Jonathan. “Is Sea Level Lower Because of Krakatoa?” National
Centre for Environmental Research, 2012.

Beyond The Indigo Children

Author: P. M. H. Atwater
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439868
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But big changes, significant ones, impact all of society, as well as the course of
history. Simon Winchester's unnerving book, Krakatoa: The Day the World
Exploded, August 27, 1883, reminds us how unexpected repercussions can be.8
Krakatoa's eruption destroyed 165 villages, killed 36,417 people, and created the
loudest sound in human history—heard three thousand miles away—the sound
of an entire island being blown to bits. According to Winchester, Krakatoa so
terrified and ...

The Alcalde

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One can imagine that last- minute preparations were being made in the
sweltering heat of that late summer day — a few more desks being procured, first-
time teachers nervously finalizing their syllabi, registrars and accountants
checking over ... As Simon Winchester writes in his bestselling Krakatoa - The
Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, "Here was the event that presaged all
debates that continue to this day: about global warming, greenhouse gases, acid
rain, ecological ...

The Next Species

Author: Michael Tennesen
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1451677537
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3 (August 2013). the river is rapidly losing water: Sally Deneen, “Feds Slash
Colorado River Release to Historic Lows,” National Geographic, August 16, 2013
. lower than the US Dust Bowl Era: Tennesen, “Turning to Dust,” Discover, May
2010. not enough water for the city ... explosive noises for almost two months:
Simon Winchester, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (
New York: HarperCollins, 2003), 149–76. what has happened to the area since
the eruption?:

More Book Lust

Author: Nancy Pearl
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 1570616558
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Many people will know about Krakatoa simply because they read anything and
everything that best-selling author Simon Winchester writes, whether his subject
is China, the Oxford English Dictionary, or, as in this case, a volcano, the eruption
of which led to tsunamis that killed more than thirty-five thousand people and
changed weather and climate patterns across the globe. Though Krakatoa: The
Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883 is as interesting, well- written, and ...

Java Essay

Author: Masatoshi Iguchi
Publisher: Troubador Publishing Ltd
ISBN: 1784628859
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... in Perth, Western Australia, and the island of Rodrigues in the Indian Ocean,
4,800 km away. The huge tsunami drowned the towns and villages in coastal
areas of Java and Sumatra to claim tens of thousands of lives, the official toll
being 36,417 persons. 41 E.g. Ian W. B. Thornton, Krakatau: The destruction and
reassembly of an island ecosystem, Harvard University Press, 1997; Simon
Winchester, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, Harper
Perennial, 2005.

The Doors Of The Sea

Author: David Bentley Hart
Publisher: Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing
ISBN: 0802866867
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Most of the information found in 1/i concerning the geology of the northeastern
Indian Ocean region and the history of the eruption of Krakatoa was gleaned from
Simon Winchester's fascinating and elegantly written Krakatoa: The Day the
World Exploded: August 27, 1883, published by HarperCollins in 2003. The text
of Voltaire's Poëme sur le désastre de Lisbonne that I consulted for 1/iii is found
in volume eight of the 1866 edition of the Œuvres Complètes published in forty-
six ...