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Title:
Island on fire : the extraordinary story of a forgotten volcano that changed the world
Author:
Witze, Alexandra, author.
Personal Author:
Edition:
First Pegasus Books hardcover edition.
Publication Information:
New York : Pegasus Books, [2015]

©2014
Physical Description:
224 pages : illustrations, maps ; 22 cm
General Note:
"January 2015"--Title page verso.

Originally published with subtitle: The extraordinary story of Laki, the forgotten volcano that turned eighteenth-century Europe dark. London : Profile Books, 2014. With new foreword.
Language:
English
Contents:
Preface : Heimaey, 1973 -- 1. Laki erupts : June 1783 -- 2. Land of ice and fire : the volcanoes of Iceland -- 3. Supervolcanoes : the world's hotspots -- 4. Fire, famine and death : the poisoning of Iceland -- 5. Horrible phenomena : Europe's 'year of wonders' -- 6. The big chill : Laki's global fallout -- 7. Laki today : life in the mountain's shadow -- 8. Death by volcano : the many ways eruptions can kill -- 9. The next big bang : how worried should we be? -- Epilogue : Return to Heimaey.
Added Author:
ISBN:
9781605986746
Format :
Book