Krakatau, 1883--the volcanic eruption and its effects

Author: Tom Simkin,Richard S. Fiske

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 464

View: 2227

From the Blurb: On August 26 and 27, 1883, the island volcano Krakatau erupted, ejecting more than four cubic miles of debris and creating a huge plume of gas and ashes that rose to an altitude of thirty miles. Spectacular, fiery sunsets resulted, lighting the skies of North America and Europe in the following months. This was one of history's most terrifying and destructive volcanic eruptions. Great sea waves crested to heights of 118 feet, crashing on the coasts of Java and Sumatra and killing more than 30,000 people. The eruption's loudest blasts were heard nearly 3,000 miles away. Simkin and Fiske have gathered eighty-eight eyewitness accounts, describing the events in the words of people who were there, and have selected twenty-eight scientific interpretations of the various phenomena written over the last one-hundred years. They have illustrated the book with more than 250 photographs, engravings, drawings, and maps, and have traced an extensive chronology of events. The result is a comprehensive volume on this benchmark event-history's most famous eruption. In addition to geologists, oceanographers will be interested in the devastating sea waves, meteorologists in the worldwide atmospheric effects, biologists in the return of life to barren island remnants, but any general reader will be fascinated by the eyewitness accounts of this spectacular eruption and its truly global effects.
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Krakatau

The Destruction and Reassembly of an Island Ecosystem

Author: Ian W. B. Thornton

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674505728

Category: Science

Page: 346

View: 5576

After the eruption, Krakatau provided a unique opportunity to study the colonization of a sterile area by plants and animals across a sea barrier and the gradual incorporation of the newcomers into the developing ecosystem. Krakatau is a comprehensive account of the reassembly of a tropical forest ecosystem over the past century. Ian Thornton tackles the many questions and controversies surrounding the eruption and its aftermath. He writes, "The natural healing process has followed the most extreme form of ecological destruction possible, total biological extirpation. Yet the islands surviving the 1883 eruption are covered in secondary forest, and over 200 species of plants, 70 species of vertebrates, and thousands of invertebrate species now inhabit these forests." Krakatau will be essential reading for anyone who wishes to understand not just the rebirth of Krakatau but also the resilient nature of life everywhere.
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Krakatau

der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733361

Category:

Page: 367

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Die letzten Tage der "Krakatau"

Cassiopeiapress Science Fiction/ Edition Bärenklau

Author: Peter Dubina

Publisher: BookRix

ISBN: 3736883056

Category: Fiction

Page: 173

View: 6448

Der Umfang dieses Ebook entspricht 178 Taschenbuchseiten. Niemand kennt ihre Namen, niemand weiß, aus welcher Region des Universums sie stammen. Doch das Ziel der Fremden ist allen klar: Sie haben die totale Vernichtung der Menschheit im Sinn, um sich der Erde zu bemächtigen. Die überraschenden Atomschläge auf die Bevölkerungs- und Industriezentren lassen jeden organisierten Widerstand der Menschheit schnell zusammenbrechen. Und schließlich gibt es nur noch kleine verstreute Gruppen, die sich vor den Nachstellungen der erbarmungslosen Invasoren in abgelegene Gebiete der Erde zurückgezogen haben. Nur der Gedanke an Rache hält sie aufrecht - und die Hoffnung, dass den Resten der Menschheit noch eine Chance bleibt. Eine dieser Gruppe von Überlebenden durchkreuzt mit dem Atom U-Boot "Krakatau" die Südsee. Zu ihnen gehört auch Carter Grant, der genau wie seine Gefährten um sein Leben fürchten muss. Denn er weiß, dass es nur noch eine Frage der Zeit ist, bis die Invasoren auch die letzten Menschen aufgespürt haben ... Peter Dubina war ein Leihbuch- und Heftautor der ersten Nachkriegsgeneration. Seine Bücher, Western, Krimis, Abenteuer- und Science Fiction Romane zeichneten sich aus, weil in ihnen als Erste gebrochene, zwiespältige und zerrissene Charaktere die Handlung bestimmten und damit auch einen ersten verschämten Blick auf die Menschen erlauben, welche die Leihbuch- und Romanszene der Wirtschaftswunderjahre bestimmten.
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Dorian Hunter 44 – Das Kind des Krakatau

Author: Dario Vandis

Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand

ISBN: 3962370447

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

View: 3520

Auf der Krakatau-Insel zwischen Sumatra und Java laufen die Fäden der jüngsten Entwicklungen zusammen. Hier soll nach dem Willen Zakums, des kommissarischen Oberhaupts der Schwarzen Familie, der neue Thronfolger der Dämonen gewählt werden. Doch die Versammlung der Sippenoberhäupter verkommt zu einem Intrigenspiel. Die Zeit, die Dorian und Coco bleibt, um ihren Sohn aus den Klauen der Schwarzen Familie zu retten, läuft ab ... Der 44. Band der legendären Serie um den "Dämonenkiller" Dorian Hunter. - "Okkultismus, Historie und B-Movie-Charme - ›Dorian Hunter‹ und sein Spin-Off ›Das Haus Zamis‹ vermischen all das so schamlos ambitioniert wie kein anderer Vertreter deutschsprachiger pulp fiction." Kai Meyer enthält die Romane: 193: "Schattenspiele" 194: "Die Sekte der Teufelsanbeter" 195: "Das Kind des Krakatau"
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The Fauna of Krakatau

1883-1933

Author: Karel Willem Dammerman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Zoology

Page: 594

View: 3874

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KRAKATAU 1883 PB

Author: Tom Simkin,Richard S. Fiske

Publisher: Smithsonian Inst Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 464

View: 5334

From the Blurb: On August 26 and 27, 1883, the island volcano Krakatau erupted, ejecting more than four cubic miles of debris and creating a huge plume of gas and ashes that rose to an altitude of thirty miles. Spectacular, fiery sunsets resulted, lighting the skies of North America and Europe in the following months. This was one of history's most terrifying and destructive volcanic eruptions. Great sea waves crested to heights of 118 feet, crashing on the coasts of Java and Sumatra and killing more than 30,000 people. The eruption's loudest blasts were heard nearly 3,000 miles away. Simkin and Fiske have gathered eighty-eight eyewitness accounts, describing the events in the words of people who were there, and have selected twenty-eight scientific interpretations of the various phenomena written over the last one-hundred years. They have illustrated the book with more than 250 photographs, engravings, drawings, and maps, and have traced an extensive chronology of events. The result is a comprehensive volume on this benchmark event-history's most famous eruption. In addition to geologists, oceanographers will be interested in the devastating sea waves, meteorologists in the worldwide atmospheric effects, biologists in the return of life to barren island remnants, but any general reader will be fascinated by the eyewitness accounts of this spectacular eruption and its truly global effects.
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Krakatau

The Tale of Lampung Submerged

Author: Muhammad Saleh

Publisher: NUS Press

ISBN: 9971698501

Category: Literary Collections

Page: 224

View: 1292

In August 1883 massive volcanic eruptions destroyed two-thirds of the island of Krakatau, in the Sunda Strait between Sumatra and Java. It was the day the world exploded. A tsunami wreaked havoc in the region, causing countless deaths, and shock waves were recorded around the world. Ash from the eruption affected global weather patterns for years. Since that time Krakatau has been the subject of more than 1,000 reports and publications, both scholarly and literary but the only surviving account of the event written by an indigenous eyewitness—Syair Lampung Karam (The Tale of Lampung Submerged), by Muhammad Saleh—has only now, after 130 years, found its way into English translation. * * * Pada bulan Agustus 1883 letusan besar gunung berapi meluluhlantakkan dua per tiga Pulau Krakatau yang terletak di Selat Sunda, di antara Sumatra dan Jawa. Tsunami memorakporandakan wilayah itu, dan guncangannya terasa di seluruh dunia. Abu letusan itu memengaruhi pola cuaca global hingga bertahun-tahun. Satu-satunya laporan saksi mata pribumi yang tersisa tentang peristiwa tersebut—Syair Lampung Karam, hasil karya Muhammad Saleh—disajikan pertama kalinya di sini dalam tiga bentuk: bahasa Melayu beraksara Romawi, bahasa Melayu beraksara Jawi dan terjemahan bahasa Inggris. Syair naratif panjang ini ditulis dan dicetak di Singapura pada tahun 1883 sewaktu Muhamad Saleh mencari suaka di negeri itu, menceritakan reaksi warga setempat terhadap malapetaka yang menimpa seluruh wilayah itu dan memperkaya pengetahuan kita tentang bencana alam Krakatau ini.
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Krakatau

Author: Ch E. Stehn,Karel Willem Dammerman,Willem Marius Docters van Leeuwen

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Botany

Page: 118

View: 9278

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Encyclopedia of Disasters

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313087474

Category: Nature

Page: 733

View: 8326

Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history
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The Krakatau Eruption

Author: Peter Benoit

Publisher: Childrens Press

ISBN: 9780531289976

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 5308

Describes the destructive eruption of the Krakatau volcanic island in 1883, detailing the events leading up to the eruption, the devastation it caused, and how the eruption changed the Krakatau environment.
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Wenn Frösche vom Himmel fallen

Die verrücktesten Naturphänomene

Author: Rolf Froböse

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 3527641513

Category: Science

Page: 253

View: 8467

As incredible as it may sound, nature is still unbeatable and provides us with the most amazing inventions and phenomena, beyond human imagination. Bacteria that produce plastic or electricity, for example, or natural rocket propulsion or algae that may meet the energy needs of future generations with their supplies of hydrogen. How is it that frogs and fish fall from the sky, how does the dust from the Sahara reach the Caribbean and what lies behind the mysteries of the deep-sea methane oases? Yet nature has also invented modern technologies. A natural solar power plant, for example, provides an Antarctic lake with an agreeable water temperature, and the first functioning nuclear reactor existed in Africa two billion years ago. Nature even created the very first laser. Researchers around the globe are increasingly searching for ways of using nature's inventions for developing new products and concepts. One case in point are extremophile bacteria, which thrive at the baking temperature of 140 degrees Celsius. The resulting enzymes should prove fruitful in chemistry. But also chemosensors, which work like a dog's nose, and bulletproof jackets based on spiders' webs are visions that could profit from evolution's treasure trove.
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Volcanic Tourist Destinations

Author: Patricia Erfurt-Cooper

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 364216191X

Category: Nature

Page: 384

View: 4277

This comprehensive book addresses the pressing need for up-to-date literature on volcanic destinations (active and dormant) and their role in tourism worldwide in chapters and case studies. The book presents a balanced view about the volcano-based tourism sector worldwide and discusses important issues such as the different volcanic hazards, potential for disasters and accidents and safety recommendations for visitors. Individual chapters and case studies are contributed by a number of internationally based co-authors, with expertise in geology, risk management, environmental science and other relevant disciplines associated with volcanoes. Also covered are risk aspects of volcano tourism such as risk perception, risk management and public safety in volcanic environments. Discussions of the demand for volcano tourism, including geotourism and adventure tourism as well as some historical facts related to volcanoes, with case studies of interesting socio-cultural settings are included.
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