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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.

    Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      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.

      Photo by L. Brian Stauffer

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      Gillen D'Arcy Wood climbed Mount Tambora in March 2011 to take this photo. The day he took the photo, Wood reports, "The mountain rumbled and the odor of sulfur was palpable."

      Photo by Gillen D'Arcy Wood

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