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KRAKATOA: THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED (SECOND HAND) (SIGNED BY THE AUTHOR)

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KRAKATOA:
THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED


By Simon Winchester 
Signed by the author


(Hardback) (Second hand copy)
 

Simon Winchester's brilliant chronicle of the destruction of the Indonesian island of Krakatoa in 1883 charts the birth of our modern world. The impact of the eruption was truly global, even affecting sea level in the English Channel and causing spectacular sunsets in London.

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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Along the way he tells the story of Alfred Russel Wallace, the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution, and of Alfred Wegener, the eccentric German explorer and father of plate tectonics.

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"Winchester can make your hair stand on end, especially in describing the portents of coming disaster."

New Scientist 


Published by Viking. 2003. Black and white photographs and illustrations.
Hardback. Dust jacket. 432 pages. Good condition.


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Size: 22 x 14 centimetres
Weight: 648 grams

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KRAKATOA: THE DAY THE WORLD EXPLODED (SECOND HAND) (SIGNED  BY THE AUTHOR)