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Day the World Exploded The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa

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ISBN-10: 0061239828

ISBN-13: 9780061239823

Edition: N/A

Authors: Simon Winchester, Jason Chin, Dwight Jon Zimmerman

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Eruptions. Explosions. Shock waves. Tsunamis. The almighty explosion that destroyed the volcano island of Krakatoa was followed by an immense tsunami that killed more than thirty thousand people. The effects of the waves were felt as far away as France, and bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. Today, one hundred and twenty-five years after the volcano erupted in one of the greatest catastrophes the world has ever known, the name Krakatoa is still synonymous with disaster. In this illustrated account based on Simon Winchester's bestselling Krakatoa, the colossal explosion is brought to vivid life. From the ominous warnings leading up to the eruption to the wave of killings it provoked, here is…    
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Book details

List price: $22.99
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 5/6/2008
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 96
Size: 10.25" wide x 10.25" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 1.386
Language: English

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Dwight Jon Zimmerman began his career in publishing at Marvel Comics, where he held a variety of editorial positions. In 1992, he became executive editor of Topps Comics. His first book, First Command: Paths to Leadership, was published in 2005. His other books include The Hammer and the Anvil, The Book of War, The Book of Weapons, The Vietnam War: A Graphic History, and Tecumseh: Shooting Star of the Shawnee. He has also adapted books for young readers by numerous authors including Dee Brown, James McPherson, and Bill O'Reilly.