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A fine copy in illustrated boards with an illustrated partial dust jacker in fine condition. SIGNED - NOT INSCRIBED - BY SIMON WINCHESTER ON THE TITLE PAGE. This is a first edition first printing with a full number line down to "1". This is a beautiful, tight, clean copy with no markings of any kind.Sticker on illustrated front board stating "Autographed", easily removeable. This book is of collectable quality. N° de ref. de la librería 001769
The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano -- Krakatoa.
The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa -- the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster -- was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly forty thousand people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event that has only very recently been properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round die planet for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid with lurid and unsettling displays of light. The effects of the immense waves were felt as far away as France. Barometers in Bogotá and Washington, D.C., went haywire. Bodies were washed up in Zanzibar. The sound of the island's destruction was heard in Australia and India and on islands thousands of miles away. Most significant of all -- in view of today's new political climate -- the eruption helped to trigger in Java a wave of murderous anti-Western militancy among fundamentalist Muslims: one of the first outbreaks of Islamic-inspired killings anywhere.
Simon Winchester's long experience in the world wandering as well as his knowledge of history and geology give us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event as he brings it telling back to life.
Review: It may seem a stretch to connect a volcanic eruption with civil and religious unrest in Indonesia today, but Simon Winchester makes a compelling case. Krakatoa tells the frightening tale of the biggest volcanic eruption in history using a blend of gentle geology and narrative history. Krakatoa erupted at a time when technologies like the telegraph were becoming commonplace and Asian trade routes were being expanded by northern European companies. This bustling colonial backdrop provides an effective canvas for the suspense leading up to August 27th, 1883, when the nearby island of Krakatoa would violently vaporize. Winchester describes the eruption through the eyes of its survivors, and readers will be as horrified and mesmerized as eyewitnesses were as the death toll reached nearly 40,000 (almost all of whom died from tsunamis generated by the unimaginably strong shock waves of the eruption). Ships were thrown miles inshore, endless rains of hot ash engulfed those towns not drowned by 100 foot waves, and vast rafts of pumice clogged the hot sea. The explosion was heard thousands of miles away, and the eruption's shock wave traveled around the world seven times. But the book's biggest surprise is not the riveting catalog of the volcano's effects; rather, it is Winchester's contention that the Dutch abandonment of their Indonesian colonies after the disaster left local survivors to seek comfort in radical Islam, setting the stage for a volatile future for the region. --Therese Littleton
Título: Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded [SIGNED...
Año de publicación: 2003
Condición del libro: Fine
Condición de la sobrecubierta: Very Good
Ejemplar firmado: Signed by Author(s)
Edición: 1st Edition
Descripción HarperCollins, New York, 2003. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st US Edition/1st Printing. SIGNED by author on a bookplate on front end page (signature only). $25.95 price present on DJ flap. Size: 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería 024188
Descripción New York: Harper Collins 2003, 2003. First edition-First printing. Near fine hard cover book in near fine banded dust jacket. Black and white photographs and drawings. Signed by author on the full Title page. 416 pages with index. Book is too large for priority or foreign mail. Notice of signing event with picture of the author laid in book. Nº de ref. de la librería 53827
Descripción HARPER COLLINS, NY, 2003. HARD COVER. Estado de conservación: FINE. Estado de la sobrecubierta: FINE. PHOTOS Ilustrador. STATED FIRST US EDITION. SIGNED BY AUTHOR ON TITLE PAGE SOLID CLEAN AND BRIGHT UNMARKED SQUARE CORNERS IN BRIGHT CLEAN UNCLIPPED JACKET A VERY NICE SIGNED COPY. BY ASCHERMAN. Nº de ref. de la librería 006543
Descripción U.S.A.: HarperCollins, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First printing of first edition with complete number line (1-10). Flat SIGNED by Winchester on title page where he also drew a line through his printed name as he always did when signing. Unmarked, unclipped, very bright, extremely tight unread pristine copy. Carefully bubble-wrapped and ships in sturdy box. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 3012
Descripción HarperCollins, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. First edition. Bestselling account of the catastrophic eruption of the volcano off the coast of Java in 1883. Extensive underlining of text, else about fine in fine dustjacket. Signed by Winchester. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 5463
Descripción Harper Collins, NY, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Very Good. Illustrated Ilustrador. 1st Edition. A bright, tight edition signed by the author on the title page. DJ (belly band) is clean & sharp. Text is firmly bound; light bump to spine end; pages & illustrations are clean & sharp throughout. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería Ws10286
Descripción HarperCollins, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. 1st Edition. F/F in mylar. A 1st edition/1st printing in fine condition with full number line. Signed by author on title page. There is no wear to jacket. The jacket is not price clipped, the covers are clean and bright and the edges are sharp. No tears or creases. The binding is straight and tight. NO remainder mark, NOT ex. lib. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 008014
Descripción HarperCollins, New York, 2003. Hard Cover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First Edition. Fine in dust jacket. Signed by Winchester on the title-page. Previous name. Signed by Author. Nº de ref. de la librería b22736
Descripción HarperCollins Publishers, Inc., New York, NY, U.S.A., 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Fine. First U.S. Edition. Signed by author on title page with a black calligraphic pen. Author of THE PROFESSOR AND THE MADMAN, THE MEANING OF EVERYTHING, and THE MAN WHO LOVED CHINA, among many others., among others As new, unread copy, in as new, mylar-protected,wrap--round jacket ,NF60. Signed by Author(s). Nº de ref. de la librería 11451
Descripción Harpercollins, New York, 2003. Hardcover. Estado de conservación: Near Fine. Estado de la sobrecubierta: Near Fine. First U.S. Printing. An account of the world-changing event of the 1883 Krakatoa volcano by the author of The Professor and the Madman & The Map That Changed the World. 416 pages with index. 8vo - over 7¾" - 9¾" tall. Slight rubbing at corners of illustated glossy boardsand partial wrap-a-round dust jacket. *** Signed By Author ***. Nº de ref. de la librería 003829