Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem

By: Thornton, Ian

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On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau in the Sunda Strait near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Two-thirds of the island disappeared. When the pall of ash lifted, the toll in human lives stood at nearly 37,000 and more than 160 villages had been wiped away without a trace. All plant and animal life on Krakatau was obliterated. Nine months after the explosion, a French expedition searching for signs of life discovered a single spider that had crossed to the island on a balloon of silk. Life had returned to Krakatau. Scientists have been studying the island ever since.

Title: Krakatau: The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem

Author: Thornton, Ian

Categories: Environment, Science, Earth,

Publisher: Cambridge, MA, Harvard Univ Pr: 1996

ISBN Number: 0674505689

ISBN Number 13: 9780674505681

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Jacket Condition: Very Good

Seller ID: 124786

Keywords: Volcano,