Krakatoa

Whipped thru Krakatoa : The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883 over last weekend. A very good read. Some background on Dutch colonial history in the area that was all new to me. And the story of the explosion is just phenomenal — the explosion was heard 3000 miles away — like hearing here in Seattle an explosion on the East Coast — amazing. The writer does a good job making it come alive. And I’m a sucker for plate tectonics, and the author provides a decent background on the topic.