Bill Paley (mycroftca) wrote in 50bookchallenge,
Bill Paley


In the last few days, I finished another non-fiction book by Simon Winchester called Krakatoa: "The Day the World Exploded: August 27, 1883. Odd that I was reading this treatise on Indonesia and VOLCANOES with what's been going on in the world, lately. Anyway, this is a very engrossing read, and it points out that Krakatoa was the first time in history that hinted to the world as a whole that the world was a whole entity and that things that happen on the opposite side of the planet can have implications locally. Very recommended!

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