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Krakatau: Tourism and the Recovery of a Volcanic Rainforest

Field, R. and Newsome, D. (2014) Krakatau: Tourism and the Recovery of a Volcanic Rainforest. In: Erfurt-Cooper, P., (ed.) Volcanic Tourist Destinations. Springer, Heidelberg, pp. 217-229.

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One of the most famous volcanoes in the world, Krakatau (often referred to as ‘Krakatoa’), is in a group of four uninhabited islands situated in the Sunda Strait between Java and Sumatra (Fig. 17.1). The islands comprise Rakata, Sertung, Panjang (sometimes known as Rakata Kecil, meaning ‘little Rakata’) and the currently active Anak Krakatau (‘child of Krakatau’) that emerged from the sea in the 1920s, becoming a permanent island in 1930.

Item Type: Book Chapter
Murdoch Affiliation(s): School of Veterinary and Life Sciences
Publisher: Springer
Copyright: © Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2014.
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