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I read this book on the recommendation of a friend and enjoyed it very much.
Simon Winchester does a fabulous job of presenting an incredibly informative book without making it read like a dry historical tome.
If the book had been pared to less than 200 pages it would have easily received four stars from me.
The story of Krakatoa fascinates us over 130 after its eruption and does so for good reason. Volcanoes and earthquakes are potent reminders of how little influence we truly have in... Read morePublished 7 days ago by Old Enough to Know Better
The book Krakatoa by Simon Winchester tells the story of an enormous volcanic eruption while also incorporating geology and history. Read morePublished 18 days ago by Nicole Celli
excellent account of history and understanding of complex and changing structure of earth's layers, continental drift and plate tectonics.Published 1 month ago by roslyn atkin
Krakatoa is possibly the best book I have ever read. The book is easy reading, the facts and history are informative, the side lights are entertaining and the author's research is... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mel Steninger
Another great read by Simon Winchester. Not only does he describe in all its horrible glory the explosion of Krakatoa but he fills in the rest of the story so you appreciate the... Read morePublished 1 month ago by floridaj
This is a fascinating read. It scholarly, full of carefully researched historical, geographic, and scientific knowledge. Read morePublished 1 month ago by Mimi
Very enjoyable and informative book, lively writing. I thoroughly enjoyed learning more about the history of plate tectonics as a field of study, including the author's personal... Read morePublished 1 month ago by Barbara Lamar
More than just the story of a volcanic eruption, Winchester has an entertaining and informative way of blending all the relevant sideline topics into the book.Published 2 months ago by William C. Davidson