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Island on Fire

Author: Kanipe, Jeff
Witze, Alexandra

Publisher: Pegasus Publishing Company

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Island on Fire : 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. And perhaps most pertinently, in the wake of the eruption of another Icelandic volcano which closed European air space in 2010, acclaimed science writers Witze and Kanipe look at what might transpire should Laki erupt again in our lifetime.

Category   Subject
Travel   Essays & Travelogues
History & Geography   General
Nature & Outdoors   General

ISBN 13:9781605986746
ISBN 10:1605986747
Size:8.43" l x 5.35" w x 0.94" h
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