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Krakatoa

By Simon Winchester
Narrated by Simon Winchester / 12 hours 1 minute

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.

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Author
Narrator Simon Winchester
ISBN 9780060744045
Length 12 hours 1 minute
Language English
Publisher HarperCollins
Publication Date
Edition Unabridged
Libro.fm Rank #115,883 Overall
Genre Rank #6,722 in History
 

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