Island on Fire

Island on Fire

The Extraordinary Story of A Forgotten Volcano That Changed the World

Book - 2015
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Recounts the eruption of the Icelandic volcano Laki in 1783 that spewed ashes and poisonous fog that caused death, environmental damage, and possibly revolution across Europe and beyond, and speculates on the effects of a similar eruption today.
Publisher: New York :, Pegasus Books,, 2015
W W Norton & Co Inc 2015
Edition: First Pegasus Books hardcover edition
ISBN: 9781605986746
Branch Call Number: 551.21094912 WIT NVD
Characteristics: 224 pages : illustrations ; 22 cm
Additional Contributors: Kanipe, Jeff 1953-


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Sep 16, 2015

Very well written and informative book. Worth reading numerous times

Sep 09, 2015

The 2010 eruption was not the first time Icelandic volcanoes wreaked havoc. This is an excellent exploration of the Laki eruption that brought climate change and famine to Europe (and worse in Iceland itself).

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