Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883

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Harper Perennial
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5.2 X 8.0 X 1.2 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Men Who United the States, The Map That Changed the World, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa, all of which were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by Her Majesty the Queen. He resides in western Massachusetts.

"Winchester's exceptional attention to detail never falters."--San Francisco Chronicle
"Krakatoa is a pleasure from beginning to end."--Boston Sunday Globe
"Winchester scores." (byline Baltimore Sun, printed in Pittsburg Post-Gazette)--Baltimore Sun
" noted for his ability to turn scholarly history into engrossing narrative."--Chicago Sun-Times
"A real-life story bigger than any Hollywood blockbuster."--Entertainment Weekly
"A rattling good read."--Boston Sunday Globe
"Brilliant...One of the best books ever written about the history and significance of a natural disaster."--New York Times
"The rich and fascinating KRAKATOA confirms [Winchester's] preeminence. Janet Maslin--International Herald Tribune
"A good read."--Washington Post Book World
"Winchester dramatically delivers...the book is absorbing..."--Daily News
"Masterful build-up of literary and geological tension."--The Economist
"Supremely well told: a fine exception to the dull run of most geological writing." starred Kirkus Review--Kirkus Review (starred review)
"Winchester once again demonstrates a keen knack for balancing rich and often rigorous historical detail with dramatic tension and storytelling."--Publishers Weekly (starred review)