[Read] ➵ Krakatoa ➱ Simon Winchester – Writerscompany.co.uk

Krakatoa The Bestselling Author Of The Professor And The Madman And The Map That Changed The World Examines The Enduring And World Changing Effects Of The Catastrophic Eruption Off The Coast Of Java Of The Earth S Most Dangerous Volcano Krakatoa The Legendary Annihilation In 1883 Of The Volcano Island Of Krakatoa The Name Has Since Become A Byword For A Cataclysmic Disaster Was Followed By An Immense Tsunami That Killed Nearly Forty Thousand People Beyond The Purely Physical Horrors Of An Event That Has Only Very Recently Been Properly Understood, The Eruption Changed The World In Ways Than Could Possibly Be Imagined Dust Swirled Round The Planet For Years, Causing Temperatures To Plummet And Sunsets To Turn Vivid With Lurid And Unsettling Displays Of Light The Effects Of The Immense Waves Were Felt As Far Away As France Barometers In Bogot 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 Simon Winchester S Long Experience In The World Wandering As Well As His Knowledge Of History And Geology Give Us An Entirely New Perspective On This Fascinating And Iconic Event As He Brings It Telling Back To Life.


10 thoughts on “Krakatoa

  1. says:

    Reading Simon Winchester books is a bit like reading a web page You start in one place, but soon succumb to sundry alluring links On line, of course, we are all much likelier to then wander off on yetlinked tangents, but thankfully, in his actual, paper and ink book, Winchester keeps bring


  2. says:

    Wow This has got to be the most out of topic OOT book I ve ever read It saddens me to only award it two stars I usually have a soft spot for nonfictions sigh Why on earth did I do that Some of my friends rated it five stars, after all Here s a glimpse of my train of thoughts while reading this book


  3. says:

    Simon Winchester could turn your decrepit granny s boring old stories into lively, magical tales He has a way of putting the reader into the past while making them feel as if the historical subjects he writes about are fresh and very much of the present Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded is no exception Thou


  4. says:

    Another masterful book by Simon Winchester I really enjoyed this one so much so that I ve bought a copy for my father for Father s Day When I was in Primary School one of my teachers once spoke about Krakatoa Most of what he said wasn t true, for instance, he said that the tidal wave went around the world twice Natural


  5. says:

    Over the weekend I read Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883, a book in which Simon Winchester has the gall to make fun of a geographically mistitled film called Krakatoa, East of Java, while himself failing to provide an adequate map of the region There are historical maps, there are maps of where the sound of t


  6. says:

    Apakah suatu kebanggaan bila sebuah bencana pernah menjadi buah bibir internasional Belum hilang di benak kita bencana tsunami di Banda Aceh dan sekitarnya yang menelan korban jiwa lebih dari 100.000 jiwa Oktober 2010 lalu, erupsi Merapi turut menambah catatan bencana terbesar bagi negeri kita ini Letusan Gunung vulkanik telah lama menjad


  7. says:

    This book starts slowly, but really becomes interesting as the rumbles of Krakatoa becomeominous resulting in several eruptions Eventually, most of the volcano disappears into the sea Along with the eruptions, the area suffers a massive tsunami which causes a great loss of life I ve always been fascinated by volcanoes su...


  8. says:

    All gone Plenty lives lost. That is the story of Krakatoa, only the 5th greatest volcanic explosion in history but probably the loudest What intrigued me was Winchester s assertion that this natural disaster was the first world wide social media event It happened at a time when communication technology enabled the news to be transmitted world wide in a few


  9. says:

    Entertaining, interesting and tedious sometimes all at once , Winchester s take on the eruption of Krakatoa and its after effects is a smorgasbord of general geological history, historical re enactment of the eruption and the end of Dutch colonialism in what is now known as Indonesia With that said, my three star rating reflects some of my cons with this boo...


  10. says:

    In Krakatoa The Day the World Exploded Simon Winchester again weaves the subtle magic of telling a factual story with the fascination that is too often reserved for thrillers Krakatoa is a real life thriller, the most long lastingly impressive volcanic eruption in so many ways and all are explored in this book.First there is the historical element 1883 when the final eruption o


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