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Tambora, the eruption that changed the world, Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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Tambora, the eruption that changed the world, Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Illustrations
illustrationsmaps
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
Tambora
Nature of contents
bibliography
Oclc number
849822411
Responsibility statement
Gillen D'Arcy Wood
Sub title
the eruption that changed the world
Summary
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
Table Of Contents
The Pompeii of the East -- The little (volcanic) Ice Age -- "This end of the world weather" -- Blue death in Bengal -- The seven sorrows of Yunnan -- The polar garden -- Ice tsunami in the Alps -- The other Irish famine -- Hard times at Monticello
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