krakatoa, east of java book

That said, for me, it was not quite as good as his story of China through the medium of the Yangtse.

I started reading this and kind of zoned out really fast. Unable to add item to List. 39 of 50 people found this review helpful. In 1883, ship captain Hanson plans a shipwreck salvage mission in The Dutch East Indies to retrieve a cargo of pearls but an unexpected volcano eruption and a state-ordered transport of convicts upset his plans. Say, 3.5 stars, as it seems better in memory (2018) than when I read it (2005). This has got to be the most out of topic (OOT) book I’ve ever read. Price New from Used from Paperback "Please retry" — — $394.75: Mass Market Paperback "Please retry"

Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski. Bring your club to Amazon Book Clubs, start a new book club and invite your friends to join, or find a club that’s right for you for free. There was an error retrieving your Wish Lists. Alright, I know I scored this with 3 stars, but that is because it is just LONG and DULL in places. Keep track of everything you watch; tell your friends. by Harper Perennial, Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883. Supposedly the eruption of Krakatoa was the loudest sound ever made in recorded history (the Thera eruption might be a close second) that deafened thousands of people. View production, box office, & company info. I got half way through and realised that I was wasting my life.

Why must every author have to be the "chronicler of record" and weigh their books do. Krakatoa East of Java Mass Market Paperback – March 1, 1969 by Michael Avallone (Author) 5.0 out of 5 stars 1 rating. Top subscription boxes – right to your door, © 1996-2020,, Inc. or its affiliates. As the summer of 1883 wore on, it was to become a very much greater story indeed. But a government agent coerces Hanson into accepting a shipment of convicts for the ship's hold.

A documentary on the 1883 eruption of Krakatoa in the Sunda Strait of Indonesia, bringing tsunamis, rains of pumice and ash, and a deadly flow of hot steam, sulfuric acid, and ash. Reviewed in the United States on May 16, 2016. Geologists in particular seemed to have gone berserk, to have thrown off all sense of proper obeisance to their Maker... Mankind, it seemed, was now suddenly rather – dare one say it? Like all Simon Winchester books, this one takes a long, erratic detour over the course of a couple hundred pages before actually reaching the point. There was a problem loading your book clubs. This book is richly laden with information, history and anecdote, with description, scientific explanation and speculation regarding the 1883 volcanic eruption - and destruction - of the island of Krakatoa which killed nearly 37,000 people, mainly owing to the ensuing immense tsunamis which ravaged the coastal regions of Java and Sumatra in Indonesia. I really enjoyed this one – so much so that I’ve bought a copy for my father for Father’s Day. 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. I'm sure that descriptions of flora and fauna and the history of trade routes have their place, but not to this extent. You're listening to a sample of the Audible audio edition. This book was pretty good. There are historical maps, there are maps of where the sound of the explosion could be heard, there are numerous diagrams of fault-lines and continental and oceanic plates, and there is even a black-and-white reproduction of a pain. I picked this up because I wanted to read about a disaster. Slow to get to the action, or whatever. Start by marking “Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883” as Want to Read: Error rating book. He is a first-rate writer. This is one of those books -- all too common now -- where the chronicler seems hellbent on going back far into time and detailing various tangentially relevant incident before finally deciding to bring it all home somewhere near the end. Be the first to ask a question about Krakatoa, East of Java. Read Krakatoa East of Java book reviews & author details and more at Customs services and international tracking provided, - Krakatoa, East of Java (DVD, 2005) FACTORY SEALED OOP, - Krakatoa, East of Java ~ DVD ~ Maximilian Schell (1969) KLI, - Krakatoa, East of Java by Penguin Books Staff, - Krakatoa, East of Java (DVD, 1999) WITH INSERT ANCHOR BAY DVD, - Krakatoa, East of Java (DVD, 1999) Pre-owned, - Krakatoa East of Java, Good DVD, Marc Lawrence, Jacqui Chan, J.D.


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