Tambora

Author: Gillen D’Arcy Wood
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 9781400851409
Release Date: 2014-04-27
Genre: Science

When Indonesia's Mount Tambora erupted in 1815, it unleashed the most destructive wave of extreme weather the world has witnessed in thousands of years. The volcano’s massive sulfate dust cloud enveloped the Earth, cooling temperatures and disrupting major weather systems for more than three years. Communities worldwide endured famine, disease, and civil unrest on a catastrophic scale. Here, Gillen D’Arcy Wood traces Tambora’s global and historical reach: how the volcano’s three-year climate change regime initiated the first worldwide cholera pandemic, expanded opium markets in China, and plunged the United States into its first economic depression. Bringing the history of this planetary emergency to life, Tambora sheds light on the fragile interdependence of climate and human societies to offer a cautionary tale about the potential tragic impacts of drastic climate change in our own century.

Krakatau

Author: Simon Winchester
Publisher:
ISBN: 3442733367
Release Date: 2005
Genre:


Tambora

Author: Derek Pugh
Publisher: Derek Pugh
ISBN: 9781925280012
Release Date: 2018-10-01
Genre: Travel

In the best tradition of Paul Theroux and J. Maarten Troost, comes Derek Pugh's torrid tale of Sumbawa, and his ascent of the iconic volcano Mt. Tambora, whose 1815 eruption did indeed change the world. Pugh's account of the eruption and its aftermath is masterfully done - clearly the product of much dogged research through archives, scientific journals, as well as conversations with Indonesians lasting long into the steamy night. Himself a long-time resident of the neighboring Indonesian island of Lombok, Pugh is a well-qualified tourist who also brings a wry and rollicking insider's account of local and ex-pat life along the volcanic chain of islands. The reader meets a wonderfully diverse cast of characters, from pre-schooler jockeys, to an ancient princess alone in her decaying Sultan's palace, to brainless Western surfer dudes and their chicks who have no clue about the history of the slacker's paradise they've stumbled upon. Pugh does a sterling job of filling that gap in Asian travel writing, as the many-layered dimensions of Sumbawan culture - their strict Islamism, great friendliness, and intermittent traumas, with the colossal Tambora looming across every page - unfold to the reader like layers of volcanic earth from a hidden Pompeii. Gillen D'Arcy Wood, author of Tambora: The Eruption that Changed the World (Princeton University Press, 2014)

Meteorologie und Klimatologie

Author: Horst Malberg
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
ISBN: 9783662124840
Release Date: 2013-03-14
Genre: Science

Auf der Basis der physikalischen Grundlagen (Strahlung, Luftbewegung, Wolken- und Niederschlagsbildung) sowie der verschiedenen Methoden der Wetterbeobachtung (Boden, Radiosonde, Satelliten, Radar) werden Wettersysteme und Wettervorhersage verständlich erläutert. Die allgemeine atmosphärische Zirkulation verknüpft das kurzlebige Wettergeschehen mit dem großräumigen Klima auf der Erde. Ausführungen über Klimaänderungen, orographische Windsysteme, Stadtklima, Luftverunreinigungen und Wetterbeeinflussung runden die Einführung in den aktuellen Stand der Meteorologie und Klimatologie ab. Für die 3. Aufl. wurde vor allem der Abschnitt 'Zyklonen und Antizyklonen' aktualisiert und erweitert. Darüber hinaus wurde das Lehrbuch um das Kapitel 'Aktuelle Klimaprobleme' ergänzt.

Tense Future

Author: Paul K. Saint-Amour
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 9780190266295
Release Date: 2015-03-02
Genre: Literary Criticism

We know that trauma can leave syndromes in its wake. But can the anticipation of violence be a form of violence as well? Tense Future argues that it can-that twentieth-century war technologies and practices, particularly the aerial bombing of population centers, introduced non-combatants to a coercive and traumatizing expectation. During wartime, civilians braced for the next raid; during peacetime they braced for the next war. The pre-traumatic stress they experienced permeates the century's public debates and cultural works. In a series of groundbreaking readings, Saint-Amour illustrates how air war prophets theorized the wounding power of anticipation, how archive theory changed course in war's shadow, and how speculative fiction conjured visions of a civilizational collapse that would end literacy itself. And in this book's central chapters, he shows us how Ford Madox Ford, Robert Musil, James Joyce, Virginia Woolf, and other interwar modernist writers faced the memory of one war and the prospect of another, some by pitting their fictions' encyclopedic scale and formal turbulence against total war, others by conceding war's inevitability while refusing to long for a politically regressive peace. Total war: a conflict that exempts no one, disregarding any difference between soldier and civilian. Tense Future forever alters our understanding of the concept of total war by tracing its emergence during the First World War, its incubation in air power theory between the wars, and above all its profound partiality. For total war, during most of the twentieth century, meant conflict between imperial nation states; it did not include the violence those states routinely visited on colonial subjects during peacetime. Tacking back and forth between metropole and colony, between world war and police action, Saint-Amour describes the interwar refashioning of a world system of violence-production, one that remains largely intact in our own moment of perpetual interwar.

Vulkane Erdbeben

Author: Ken Rubin
Publisher:
ISBN: 3789184063
Release Date: 2008
Genre: Earthquakes

Wie aus dem unruhigen Erdinneren Erdbeben und Vulkane entstehen. Attraktiv illustriert. Ab 9.

Natural Disasters That Changed the World

Author: Rodney Castleden
Publisher: Chartwell
ISBN: IND:30000123149225
Release Date: 2007
Genre: History

Over 100 natural disasters are described in this book, including some first-hand accounts of eyewitnesses and survivors: their causes, their impact on people and landscape, their significance for our developing understanding of the world around us.

Kulturgeschichte des Klimas

Author: Wolfgang Behringer
Publisher: C.H.Beck
ISBN: 340652866X
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Climate and civilization

Globale Erwärmung - Kleine Eiszeit.

Bartleby

Author: Herman Melville
Publisher: WS via PublishDrive
ISBN: 9782378989576
Release Date: 2018-03-06
Genre: Fiction

Ein älterer Rechtsanwalt berichtet als Icherzähler von einem seiner Schreiber namens Bartleby, den er eines Tages in sein von Hochhäusern umstelltes lichtloses Büro in der Wall Street aufnimmt. Bartleby beginnt seine Tätigkeit mit stillem Fleiß und einsiedlerischer Ausdauer. Er kopiert unermüdlich Verträge, lehnt aber zur Überraschung seines Dienstherrn schon bald jede andere Tätigkeit mit den Worten ab: „Ich möchte lieber nicht“, „I would prefer not to“. Bald weigert er sich sogar, Verträge zu kopieren, wohnt aber inzwischen in dem Büro - höflich, freudlos, ohne Freunde und fast ohne zu essen. Der Rechtsanwalt kann oder will ihn nicht gewaltsam aus dem Büro entfernen lassen und auch eine großzügige Abfindung interessiert Bartleby nicht. Wegen eines unerklärlichen Einverständnisses mit Bartleby sieht sich der Rechtsanwalt am Ende gezwungen, selbst aus dem Büro auszuziehen, statt Bartleby vor die Tür zu setzen. Seine Nachmieter - weniger verständnisvoll - lassen Bartleby bald durch die Polizei abführen und in das Gefängnis The Tombs (die Gräber) bringen. Dort verweigert Bartleby sowohl alle Kommunikation und auch alle Nahrung. Der Rechtsanwalt versucht, sich um seinen „Freund“ zu kümmern, aber nach wenigen Tagen stirbt Bartleby an seiner Lebensverweigerung.

Encyclopedia of Disasters

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313087479
Release Date: 2007-12-30
Genre: Nature

Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

Die Geburt der modernen Welt

Author: Christopher A. Bayly
Publisher: Campus Verlag
ISBN: 9783593404882
Release Date: 2008-08-11
Genre: History

Christopher Baylys weltumspannender Blick auf das Agieren der Staaten, die vielfältigen Ausprägungen von Gesellschaftsordnungen, Religionen und Lebensweisen zeigt auf verblüffende Weise, wie eng schon im 19. Jahrhundert die Entwicklung Europas mit dem Geschehen in den anderen Erdteilen verknüpft war. »Ein mutiger Wurf, der geeignet ist, eingefahrene Sichtweisen aufzubrechen.« Johannes Willms, Süddeutsche Zeitung »Dieses Werk schafft ein neues Geschichtsbild; wie viele Bücher können das schon von sich behaupten?« Frankfurter Rundschau Ausgezeichnet als "Historisches Buch des Jahres" der Zeitschrift DAMALS Ausgezeichnet von H-Soz-u-Kult als "Das Historische Buch 2007" in der Kategorie "Entangled History"

Bondage and the Environment in the Indian Ocean World

Author: Gwyn Campbell
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319700281
Release Date: 2018-01-10
Genre: History

Monsoon rains, winds, and currents have shaped patterns of production and exchange in the Indian Ocean world (IOW) for centuries. Consequently, as this volume demonstrates, the environment has also played a central role in determining the region’s systems of bondage and human trafficking. Contributors trace intricate links between environmental forces, human suffering, and political conditions, examining how they have driven people into servile labour and shaped the IOW economy. They illuminate the complexities of IOW bondage with case studies, drawn chiefly from the mid-eighteenth century, on Sudan, Cape Colony, Réunion, China, and beyond, where chattel slavery (as seen in the Atlantic world) represented only one extreme of a wide spectrum of systems of unfree labour. The array of factors examined here, including climate change, environmental disaster, disease, and market forces, are central to IOW history—and to modern-day forms of human bondage.