Books - Review

KrakatoaThe story of the 1883 explosion of Krakatoa, covering the geology and the resulting impact on the world.
by Simon Winchester
Score: 7.5
Published: 2003
Read: September 8th 2012


John said

I would have liked to have split this score in two - I'd give him 9 for content and 4 for presentation. There is loads of fascinating geology, historical background and interesting characters and anecdotes. But his style! He seems to revel in making things sound more complicated than they are, and the diagrams were all virtually useless. Even the maps were of that type where it takes you 5 minutes to work out what's sea and what's land. Still - good overall.

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