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The Resource Island on fire : the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe

Island on fire : the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe

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Island on fire : the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark
Title
Island on fire
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the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark
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Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
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Language
eng
Summary
The eruption of Laki is one of history's great untold natural disasters. The eruption, spewing out a poisionous fog, lasted for eight months, but its effects lingered across Europe for years, causing the death of people as far away as the Nile, and creating famine that may have triggered the French revolution. 'Island on Fire' is the story not only of a volcano but also of the people whose lives it changed. It is the story, too, of modern volcanology, and looks at how events might work out should Laki erupt again in our time
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Witze, Alexandra
Dewey number
551.210949
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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  • 1953-
  • 1953-
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  • Kanipe, Jeff
  • Kanipe, Jeff
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  • Jón Steingrímsson
  • Volcanic eruptions
  • Popular Science and Mathematics
  • Laki (Iceland)
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Island on fire : the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
3538362
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781781250044
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
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(StDuBDSZ)BDZ0019575787
Label
Island on fire : the extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark, Alexandra Witze & Jeff Kanipe
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
3538362
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
224 pages
Isbn
9781781250044
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white), maps (black and white)
System control number
(StDuBDSZ)BDZ0019575787

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