Author: Simon Winchester
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He tells the story of the unrecognized genius who beat Darwin to the discovery of evolution; of Samuel Morse, his code and how rubber allowed the world to talk; of Alfred Wegener, the crack-pot German explorer and father of geology.

Supervolcano The Catastrophic Event That Changed The Course

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One of the most descriptive and eminently readable is that by Simon Winchester,
Krakatoa: The Day The World Exploded August 27, 1883. Rather than repeat
accounts of the horrors of this event, we will focus on the most important effects
as they relate to the theme of this chapter. While estimates of the size of Krakatoa
place it at about 1/5 the size of Tambora, the eruptions in August 1883 still
produced disastrous results in the region. The official death toll recorded by the
Dutch ...

Alberta Formed Alberta Transformed

Author: Catherine Anne Cavanaugh
Publisher: University of Alberta
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Stommel, Henry, and Elizabeth Stommel. "The Year Without a Summer."
Scientific American 240, no. 6 (1979): 176-86. Winchester, Simon. Krakatoa: The
Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883. New York: HarperCollins, 2003.
Zielinski, Gregory A. "Use of Paleo-Records in Determining Variability within the
Volcanism-Climate System." Quaternary Science Reviews 19 (2000): 417-38. 10
12 13 14 We thank colleagues for reading over drafts of this chapter and for
helpful comments.

A History Of Civilization In 50 Disasters History In 50

Author: Gale Eaton
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... The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883. New York: Harper Perennial,
2003. Additional Resources BBC interview with Simon Winchester; audio
account from survivor: Clary, Renee, and
James Wandersee. “Krakatoa Erupts!” Science Teacher 78, 9 (December 2011):
42–47. Gregory, Jonathan. “Is Sea Level Lower Because of Krakatoa?” National
Centre for Environmental Research, 2012.

Beyond The Indigo Children

Author: P. M. H. Atwater
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1591439868
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But big changes, significant ones, impact all of society, as well as the course of
history. Simon Winchester's unnerving book, Krakatoa: The Day the World
Exploded, August 27, 1883, reminds us how unexpected repercussions can be.8
Krakatoa's eruption destroyed 165 villages, killed 36,417 people, and created the
loudest sound in human history—heard three thousand miles away—the sound
of an entire island being blown to bits. According to Winchester, Krakatoa so
terrified and ...

The Alcalde

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One can imagine that last- minute preparations were being made in the
sweltering heat of that late summer day — a few more desks being procured, first-
time teachers nervously finalizing their syllabi, registrars and accountants
checking over ... As Simon Winchester writes in his bestselling Krakatoa - The
Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883, "Here was the event that presaged all
debates that continue to this day: about global warming, greenhouse gases, acid
rain, ecological ...

Making Connections Intermediate Student S Book

Author: Jo McEntire
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Smithsonian, May. Winchester, S. 2004. Krakatoa, The Day the World Exploded:
August 27, 1883. New York: Harper Perennial / HarperCollins. UNIT 1, READING
3 Kahney, L. 2003. Citizen Reporters Make the News. Wired, May 17. http://www. lifestyle/news/2003/05/58856. UNIT 1, READING 4 Banville, L.
2006. Background Report: The Janet Cooke Case. The Online NewsHour, PBS.
http:// (accessed Aug.

The Sound Book The Science Of The Sonic Wonders Of The World

Author: Trevor Cox
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39 Formore storiesabout Krakatoa, see S.Winchester, Krakatoa: The Day the
World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (New York: HarperCollins, 2005). The various
contemporary quotes are extracted from this book. 40Although no instrument
existed togivea precisevalue of loudness, eyewitnessreports haveled toa
commonlyquoted figureof 180 decibels at160 kilometers (100miles) from the
volcano. But I have been unable to findthe origin ofthis estimation. 41 D. Leffman,
The Rough Guide ...

The Next Species

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3 (August 2013). the river is rapidly losing water: Sally Deneen, “Feds Slash
Colorado River Release to Historic Lows,” National Geographic, August 16, 2013
. lower than the US Dust Bowl Era: Tennesen, “Turning to Dust,” Discover, May
2010. not enough water for the city ... explosive noises for almost two months:
Simon Winchester, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 (
New York: HarperCollins, 2003), 149–76. what has happened to the area since
the eruption?:

Around The World On Two Wheels Annie Londonderry S Extraordinary Ride

Author: Peter Zheutlin
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ISBN: 0806531711
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“the world will see” “Wheel Around the World,” New York Herald, 3 July1894. the
first truly global news story Simon Winchester, Krakatoa: The Day the World
Exploded: August 27, 1883 (HarperCollins, 2003),194. excavation ofa
canalDavid McCullough, ThePath Between the Seas: The Creation of the
Panama Canal 1870–1914 (Simon & Schuster, 1977). Thomas Stevens Stevens
wrote an exhaustive account of his trip, recently republished in 2001. Thomas
Stevens, Around the World ...