The Destruction and Reassembly of An Island EcosystemBook - 1996
On August 27, 1883, the island of Krakatau in the Sunda Strait near Java erupted with a force nearly ten thousand times that of the hydrogen bomb dropped on Hiroshima in 1945. Two-thirds of the island disappeared. When the pall of ash lifted, the toll in human lives stood at nearly 37,000 and more than 160 villages had been wiped away without a trace. All plant and animal life on Krakatau was obliterated. Nine months after the explosion, a French expedition searching for signs of life discovered a single spider that had crossed to the island on a balloon of silk. Life had returned to Krakatau. Scientists have been studying the island ever since.
Publisher: Cambridge, Mass. : Harvard University Press, c1996.
Branch Call Number: 574.5267095982 T513
Characteristics: xi, 346 p. : ill., maps.