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The Resource Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe

Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe

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Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world
Title
Island on fire
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the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world
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Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
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Extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano
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Language
eng
Summary
Laki is Iceland’s largest volcano. Its eruption in 1783 is one of history’s great, untold natural disasters. Spewing out sun-blocking ash and then a poisonous fog for eight long months, the effects of the eruption lingered across the world for years. It caused the deaths of people as far away as the Nile and created catastrophic conditions throughout Europe.Island on Fire is the story not only of a single eruption but the people whose lives it changed, the dawn of modern volcanology, as well as the history—and potential—of other super-volcanoes like Laki around the world
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10395569
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Witze, Alexandra
Dewey number
551.210949120903
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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1953-
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Kanipe, Jeff
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True
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  • Laki (Iceland)
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Lava flows
  • Jón Steingrímsson
  • Weather
  • Volcanology
Target audience
adult
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the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world
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Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
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Note
  • "January 2015"--Title page verso
  • Originally published with subtitle: The extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark. London : Profile Books, 2014. With new foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
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rdacarrier
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Contents
Preface : Heimaey, 1973 -- 1. Laki erupts : June 1783 -- 2. Land of ice and fire : the volcanoes of Iceland -- 3. Supervolcanoes : the world's hotspots -- 4. Fire, famine and death : the poisoning of Iceland -- 5. Horrible phenomena : Europe's 'year of wonders' -- 6. The big chill : Laki's global fallout -- 7. Laki today : life in the mountain's shadow -- 8. Death by volcano : the many ways eruptions can kill -- 9. The next big bang : how worried should we be? -- Epilogue : Return to history
Control code
ocn881207932
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781605986746
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
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  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207932
Label
Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
Publication
Copyright
Note
  • "January 2015"--Title page verso
  • Originally published with subtitle: The extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark. London : Profile Books, 2014. With new foreword
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 205-213) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • still image
  • text
  • cartographic image
Content type code
  • sti
  • txt
  • cri
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Contents
Preface : Heimaey, 1973 -- 1. Laki erupts : June 1783 -- 2. Land of ice and fire : the volcanoes of Iceland -- 3. Supervolcanoes : the world's hotspots -- 4. Fire, famine and death : the poisoning of Iceland -- 5. Horrible phenomena : Europe's 'year of wonders' -- 6. The big chill : Laki's global fallout -- 7. Laki today : life in the mountain's shadow -- 8. Death by volcano : the many ways eruptions can kill -- 9. The next big bang : how worried should we be? -- Epilogue : Return to history
Control code
ocn881207932
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781605986746
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(OCoLC)881207932

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