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  • New book tells the story of a little-known volcano's global impact

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood, a professor of English, is the author of "Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World," that documents the aftereffects of an 1815 volcanic eruption, the largest in recorded history. In his book, Wood describes the broad-ranging consequences, including climatic cooling, a worldwide cholera pandemic, a boom in opium production and an economic depression in the U.S.

    Gillen D'Arcy Wood, a professor of English, is the author of "Tambora: The Eruption That Changed the World," that documents the aftereffects of an 1815 volcanic eruption, the largest in recorded history. In his book, Wood describes the broad-ranging consequences, including climatic cooling, a worldwide cholera pandemic, a boom in opium production and an economic depression in the U.S.

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  • For more information, email Gillen D’Arcy Wood: gdwood@illinois.edu.