Subtitled "The Day The World Exploded August 27, 1883"
A well told story of the science of volcanoes, geology, plate tectonics and the unusual location where they all meet in Indonesia. The history of the book includes Dutch colonization and the spice producing plantations that is the wealth of those islands in Indonesia. In 1883, Krakatoa exploded and the effects were felt as far away as France and the ensuing tsunami killed close to 40,000 people. Shortly after Krakatoa's eruption, the violence and killings began as fundamentalist Muslims expressed their anti-Western sentiments about the colonists in their midst.