The Resource Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)

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Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Title
Krakatoa
Title remainder
the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
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Language
eng
Summary
The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa, the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster, was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world 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 Bogota and Washington went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significantly of all, in view of today's new political climate, the eruption helped to trigger a wave of murderous anti-western militancy by fundamentalist Muslims in Java
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
551.21/09598
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not applicable
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LC call number
QE523.K73
LC item number
W56 2004ab
Literary text for sound recordings
history
PerformerNote
Read by Simon Winchester
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Volcanoes
  • Krakatoa (Indonesia)
Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
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http://overdrive-audio-books.sno-isle.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE582D0F-5398-4B85-A661-CFBC32033DEB
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  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:61:51
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electronic
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sound
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digital recording
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  • other
  • remote
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unknown
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DE582D0F-5398-4B85-A661-CFBC32033DEB
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  • ocm65191895
  • 117455
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  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 172903 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
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Label
Krakatoa : the day the world exploded, August 27, 1883, Simon Winchester, (electronic resource)
Link
http://overdrive-audio-books.sno-isle.org/ContentDetails.htm?ID=DE582D0F-5398-4B85-A661-CFBC32033DEB
Publication
Note
  • Downloadable audio file
  • Title from: Title details screen
  • Unabridged
  • Duration: 11:61:51
Capture and storage technique
digital storage
Color
not applicable
Configuration of playback channels
stereophonic
Dimensions
  • not applicable
  • unknown
Form of item
electronic
Groove width / pitch
not applicable
Sound
sound
Special playback characteristics
digital recording
Specific material designation
  • other
  • remote
Speed
unknown
Stock number
DE582D0F-5398-4B85-A661-CFBC32033DEB
System control number
  • ocm65191895
  • 117455
System details
  • Requires OverDrive Media Console (file size: 172903 KB)
  • Mode of access: World Wide Web
Tape configuration
not applicable
Tape width
not applicable

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