Record Details

Catalog Search

Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883 / Simon Winchester.

Winchester, Simon. (Author).
Image of item

Electronic resources

Available copies

  • 5 of 5 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

Current holds

0 current holds with 5 total copies.

Location Call Number / Copy Notes Barcode Shelving Location Status Due Date
Brownstown Public Library - Brownstown 551.21 W759 (Text) 79361000042809 Adult Nonfiction - Science Available -
Dublin Public Library - Dublin 551 WIN (Text) 76892000002468 adult non-fiction Available -
Eckhart Public Library - Main 551.21 WIN (Text) 840191001276704 Nonfiction - Main Floor Available -
Mooresville Public Library - Mooresville 551.21 WIN (Text) 37323001497711 NONFIC Available -
West Lafayette Public Library - West Lafayette 551.21 WIN (Text) 31951003777726 2nd Floor - Non-Fiction Available -

Record details

  • ISBN: 0066212855 (alk. paper)
  • ISBN: 9780066212852 (alk. paper)
  • Physical Description: xvi, 416 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
  • Edition: 1st U.S. ed.
  • Publisher: New York : Harper-Collins, c2003.

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note: Includes bibliographical references (p. [385]-396) and index.
Formatted Contents Note: "An island with a pointed mountain" -- The crocodile in the canal -- Close encounters on the Wallace Line -- The moments when the mountain moved -- The unchaining of the gates of Hell -- A league from the last of the sun -- The curious case of the terrified elephant -- The paroxysm, the flood, and the crack of doom -- Rebellion of a ruined people -- The rising of the son -- Epilogue : the place the world exploded -- Recommendations for (and, in one case, against) further reading and viewing.
Summary, etc.: Considers the global impact of the 1883 eruption of the Krakatoa volcano, documenting its cause of an immense tsunami that killed 40,000 people, its impact on the weather for several years, and its role in anti-Western Islamic fundamentalism.
Subject: Krakatoa (Indonesia) > Eruption, 1883.
Volcanoes > Indonesia > History > 19th century.

Additional Resources