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The bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and The Map That Changed the World examines the enduring and world-changing effects of the catastrophic eruption off the coast of Java of the earth's most dangerous volcano — Krakatoa.
The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa — the name has since become a byword for a cataclysmic disaster — was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly...
All along the Mediterranean coast, the Roman empire’s richest citizens are relaxing in their luxurious villas, enjoying the last days of summer. The world’s largest navy lies peacefully at anchor in Misenum. The tourists are spending their money in the seaside resorts of Baiae, Herculaneum, and Pompeii.
But the carefree...
8) Ashen winter
The master of naval thrillers returns with his most shocking “what if?” scenario yet: a terrorist hatches a bold plan to blow up a volcano—and devastate America
In the Canary Islands, in the southwest corner of the island of La Palma lies the massive crater of the volcano Cumbre Vieja. Scientists theorize that one day the volcano will explode. Nine hours after eruption a mega-tsunami with waves of more than 150 feet in height...
11) Dante's peak
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