The History Channel: How the Earth Was Made


Two wonderful video sets with spectacular location shooting from around the world. Reports from geologists in the field, and clear, dramatic graphics combine in this stunning 13-part series to show how the immensely powerful, and at times violent, forces of geology have shaped our planet.

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Krakatoa: The Diary of Captain Lindeman

Capt. Johan Lindeman piloted the ship Governor General Loudon through the Sunda Strait as Krakatoa erupted in 1883. The ship, operated by the Netherlands Indies Steamship Company as a mail steamer and excursion vessel, was based at Batavia.

This account from the captain begins after the ship docked at Anjer at 2 p.m. on Aug. 26, headed for Telok Betong. A few quotes in the summary of events have been taken from accounts written by a member of the ship’s crew and a passenger.

Capt. Johan Lindeman

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