Eruptions that Shook the World

Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm.

Author: Clive Oppenheimer

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139496391

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What does it take for a volcanic eruption to really shake the world? Did volcanic eruptions extinguish the dinosaurs, or help humans to evolve, only to decimate their populations with a super-eruption 73,000 years ago? Did they contribute to the ebb and flow of ancient empires, the French Revolution and the rise of fascism in Europe in the 19th century? These are some of the claims made for volcanic cataclysm. Volcanologist Clive Oppenheimer explores rich geological, historical, archaeological and palaeoenvironmental records (such as ice cores and tree rings) to tell the stories behind some of the greatest volcanic events of the past quarter of a billion years. He shows how a forensic approach to volcanology reveals the richness and complexity behind cause and effect, and argues that important lessons for future catastrophe risk management can be drawn from understanding events that took place even at the dawn of human origins.
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The Science of Why Volume 5

So, for instance, in 540, a second volcanic eruption shook the world, and in 541,
the Justinian Plague hit, killing millions. Each of these three events led to
immense loss of life and contributed to the collapse of economies and even to the
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Author: Jay Ingram

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

ISBN: 9781982140854

Category: Science

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Chock-full of peculiar puzzles, mind-bending mythbusters, and quirky questions, the fifth pop science book in the bestselling Science of Why series is perfect for anyone curious about the weird and wondrous world we live in. Have you ever wondered if octopuses are from outer space? What Mexican jumping beans are? Or if banana peels are really slippery? If questions like these are keeping you up at night, you can rest easy. Bestselling author Jay Ingram is here to answer all the whimsical and whacky wonderings that have baffled people since the dawn of time. From our bodies to our pets (and other beasts) to the natural world around us, Jay tackles science topics big and small, such as: Did dinosaurs sit on their eggs? What is our funny bone? Is there a specific muscle that makes dogs cute? Because who hasn’t pondered whether plants have feelings? Or if Robin Hood was a real person? Or what humans will look like in the future? Teeming with amusing answers to bemusing questions—and handy and hilarious illustrations—this latest volume separates fact from fiction, lesson from legend, and myth from marvel. Endlessly illuminating and entertaining, The Science of Why, Volume 5 is five times the fun for new and old readers of the series.
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Popular Science

The reverberation from the Krakatoa eruption shook our entire globe, sending
measurable ripples of air twice around the earth and hurling fine dust to a height
of 80 miles. Yet one solar explosion hurls dust particles millions of miles into
space.

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Popular Science gives our readers the information and tools to improve their technology and their world. The core belief that Popular Science and our readers share: The future is going to be better, and science and technology are the driving forces that will help make it better.
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Disasters that Shook the World

Describes twenty famous disasters, from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, to the sinking of the Titanic, to Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki.

Author: Cathie Cush

Publisher: Heinemann/Raintree

ISBN: 0811449297

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Describes twenty famous disasters, from the eruption of Mount Vesuvius, to the sinking of the Titanic, to Hurricanes Andrew and Iniki.
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New Scientist

When the Sun is more active, it discharges more cosmic rays, some of which
reach Earth. Scientists fear that the ... and 1810 to 1812. On both occasions,
intense bursts of volcanic eruptions shook the Earth, and the climate cooled
sharply, ...

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New Scientist magazine was launched in 1956 "for all those men and women who are interested in scientific discovery, and in its industrial, commercial and social consequences". The brand's mission is no different today - for its consumers, New Scientist reports, explores and interprets the results of human endeavour set in the context of society and culture.
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The Volcano Letter

Earth : Inside the , 3 ; Shakings , Engine Made , 6 ; Movement , California 22 ;
Present Constitution of the , 40 ; A Volcanic Outbreak that Shook the Globe , 5 .
Earthquake : In St. Lawrence Valley , 10 ; -Proof Buildings , 28 ; New San
Francisco ...

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ISBN: CHI:73760008

Category: Volcanoes

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Atlas of Global Geography

Batavia MALAYSIA MADURA Cheribon Semarang oil Surabaya Krakatao its
eruption shook the World in 1878 andung XMO 2000 Malang Jokia karta ne . 5
67 million peop 1 Dutch East Indies . 67 million lived here administered by 250 .

Author: Erwin Raisz

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ISBN: CORNELL:31924013978055

Category: Atlases

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Old world Questions and New world Answers

A series of volcanic eruptions shook the entire district. The level sandstone strata
were upheaved and cracked in every direction and, from the fissures, there
issued innumerable streams of lava. These, afterwards cooled into the basaltic
ridges ...

Author: Daniel Pidgeon

Publisher: London : K. Paul, Trench & Company

ISBN: UCAL:$B21504

Category: New England

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Congressional Record

Tremors from formation of society by this agency set the stage for the World this
eruption shook the whole world . The immediate clamor for War . a Pan European
moratorium on governmental finance was proof Of course , it is not enough to ...

Author: United States. Congress

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ISBN: OSU:32437010725063

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The Congressional Record is the official record of the proceedings and debates of the United States Congress. It is published daily when Congress is in session. The Congressional Record began publication in 1873. Debates for sessions prior to 1873 are recorded in The Debates and Proceedings in the Congress of the United States (1789-1824), the Register of Debates in Congress (1824-1837), and the Congressional Globe (1833-1873)
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Kaapse bibliotekaris

Coverage range from the eruption of Vesuvius in ancient Roman times to more
recent eruptions such as Mount Helens and ... Krakatoa : the day that shook the
world On August 27 , 1883 , following three months of preliminary volcanic
activity ...

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ISBN: UCBK:C088423291

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Issues for Nov. 1957- include section: Accessions. Aanwinste, Sept. 1957- (also published separately)
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Exotic Zoology

the borderline between the animal world of today and that of the past, and for
bringing to light the new worlds beyond it. ... Every known and unknown volcano
shook the earth with violent eruptions; hot lava and ashes fell all over the planet
and ...

Author: Willy Ley

Publisher: Viking Adult

ISBN: STANFORD:36105116264404

Category: Animals, Mythical

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Willy Ley s Exotic Zoology

the borderline between the animal world of today and that of the past , and for
bringing to light the new worlds beyond it . It is not to his discredit that ... Every
known and unknown volcano shook the earth with violent eruptions ; hot lava and
 ...

Author: Willy Ley

Publisher: Random House Value Publishing

ISBN: 0517625458

Category: Science

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Earth Science

Hot subterranean winds were the cause of volcanoes, and volcanoes shook the
Earth, causing earthquakes. Strabo's theory is less fanciful than it sounds,
although it is quite wrong. Any educated person living in the Mediterranean
region ...

Author: Michael Allaby

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 9781438126944

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

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Explains the steps that we have taken to better understand how the earth functions and examines the development of Earth science.
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The Lungfish the Dodo the Unicorn

This , briefly , is the theory : In the beginning God created the world in general
and our earth in particular and the ... Every known and unknown volcano shook
the earth with violent eruptions ; hot lava and ashes fell all over the planet and
killed ...

Author: Willy Ley

Publisher: New York Viking Press 1948.

ISBN: UCSD:31822005666177

Category: Animals

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Asiaweek

... made Krakatau known Shook the World coastal towns : Anjer and Tjiringin on
worldwide was the extensive coverage it ... Eruptions of this magnitude of the
eruption of Krakatau . seem to take place somewhere on Earth Unlike Hollywood
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