For nearly 200 years, the biggest and deadliest volcano eruption in recorded time remained lost to history. Now in a scholarly and edifying narrative “The Year Without Summer,” a historian and meteorologist give Mount Tambora its far-reaching lethal due.
The volcano’s astonishing eruption, William K. Klingaman and son Nicholas report, was 10 times more powerful than Krakatoa, 100 times stronger than Mount St. Helens and 1,000 times more violent than Eyjafallajökull, which disrupted trans-Atlantic air travel for a week in 2010.
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The Year Without Summer: 1816 and the Volcano That Darkened the World and Changed History
William K. Klingaman & Nicholas P. Klingaman
St. Martin’s Press, $27.99