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The Day the World Exploded

Simon Winchester

The Day the World Exploded

The Earthshaking Catastrophe at Krakatoa

by Simon Winchester

  • 259 Want to read
  • 12 Currently reading

Published by Collins .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • History - Australia & Oceania,
  • History - Modern,
  • Science & Nature - Earth Sciences - Earthquakes & Volcanoes,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction / Nature / Earthquakes & Volcanoes,
  • Juvenile Nonfiction,
  • Children"s Books/Ages 9-12 Fiction,
  • Children: Grades 4-6

  • Edition Notes

    ContributionsJason Chin (Illustrator)
    The Physical Object
    FormatHardcover
    Number of Pages96
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9952209M
    ISBN 100061239828
    ISBN 109780061239823

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