Krakatoa has ratings and reviews. Will said: Reading Simon Winchester books is a bit like reading a web page. You start in one place, but so.. . Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded is a book by Simon Winchester that covers Winchester examines the annihilation in of the volcano-island of. Krakatoa – The Day The World Exploded: 27 August by Simon Winchester pp, Viking, £ A year ago I reviewed Simon.

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And once again, Winchester let me down. The actual meat of the book is lean and spread out thin, which makes it quite easy to put the book as Informative book on an interesting subject, but way too padded with tangential subjects, like spice trade, Dutch colonialism, tectonic plate science history, Islamic siimon in Indonesia, etc.

With that said, my three star rating reflects some of my ‘cons’ with this book.

Entertaining, interesting and tedious sometimes all at onceWinchester’s take on the eruption of Krakatoa and its after effects is a smorgasbord of general geological history, historical re-enactment of the eruption and the end of Dutch colonialism in what is now known as Indonesia. As someone who does not prefer to read nonfiction books, I personally felt that Krakatoa was an enjoyable read for the three-hundred some pages that it consisted.


Winchester’s biases are on full display, here, too, and they are troubling. Showing of reviews. After several months of coughing, this terminal cataclysmic hack was so huge that it sent an atmospheric shockwave seven times around the Earth. Now I read his books and feel like I’m reading along with Masterpiece Theater! Another masterful book by Simon Winchester. He tends to repeat himself about specific things over and over and the chronology is off-putting he goes back and forth between before and after the eruption and then back before causing slight confusion.


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Very informative, although sometimes repetitive. It will come as no surprise that associated tsunamis were the major cause of death. Nothing is left out it seems from this story, but where detail and richness of information is lacking Winchester in few cases becomes overly brief.

Historically Winchester seems faithful and the storytelling suffers. Write a customer review. However, this book was well written for its plus pages, and I enjoyed much of it. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Please try again later. All you will ever need to know about the eruption of Krakatoa contained in one easy volume! Or, where did that island go?

All in all a good travel read and a great audiobook read by the author.

Krakatoa: The Day the World Exploded

Namun, tiba-tiba Inggris meninggalkan tempat simob dan Sultan Banten menggulingkan sultan muda itu. I read this several years ago but remember it clearly. A nonfiction about something major happened in Indonesia, oh the excitement! ComiXology Thousands of Digital Comics. Krakatoa has blasted our world in one incarnation after another, and will do so again.


At times it seemed to be a bit slow paced and there were a few times I wondered why the author had chosen to simin so much effort on points that probably needed little coverage. Bagian ketiga tentang lahirnya putra Krakatau, yang sekarang biasa dinamakan Anak Krakatau.

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winchesger Mar 12, Mindy Kannon rated it it was amazing Shelves: Buy the selected items together This item: Compared to Krakatoa, Mount St. Before the eruption is covered however we are given an insightful, in depth look at the social political situation in the region. Thank you for your feedback. Krakatoa gives us an entirely new perspective on this fascinating and iconic event.

Jadi, tidak heran mengapa Indonesia sering terjadi gempa tektonik, sebab Indonesia adalah pertemuan simmon daratan Eurasia dan Australia serta lempeng samudra Pasifik dan Hindia.