Tambora

Tambora

The Eruption That Changed the World

Book - 2014
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When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano's massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Amid devastating storms, drought, and floods, communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and civil unrest on a catastrophic scale. On the eve of the bicentenary of the great eruption, Tambora tells the extraordinary story of the weather chaos it wrought, weaving the latest climate science with the social history of this frightening period to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century.
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, [2014]
ISBN: 9781400851409
1400851408
9780691168623
0691168628
9780691150543
0691150540
Characteristics: xiv, 293 pages : illustrations, maps ; 25 cm

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phillamb1991
Jan 10, 2018

I have checked this out twice and enjoyed it each time.
The writer ties together a series of global consequences from the largest eruption of recorded human history, from starvation in China and Europe to the influence on art and, especially, the storms that forced Mary Shelly and her friends to stay inside and tell ghost stories, one of which became "Frankenstine."
I heartily recommend it if you're interested in volcanos, climate change, cultural history or natural disasters.

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