American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- A volcanic island of Indonesia between Sumatra and Java. A violent eruption in August 1883 blew the island apart and caused a tsunami that killed more than 36,000 people.
- n. a small volcanic island in Indonesia between Java and Sumatra; its violent eruption in 1883 was the greatest in recorded history
“As it steamed and solidified and began to look permanent, it was given the name Anak Krakatau—Indonesian for “Child of Krakatau.””
“Cement makers like Semen Gresik, steel companies including Krakatau Steel and toll road companies such as Jasa Marga will all get more business as they will be able to get more orders as projects are finished sooner.”
“Take last November's listing of Krakatau Steel, which raised 2.68 trillion rupiah $299 million.”
“I'm glad the error was made: Krakatoa is a truly pleasing word to the western ear, and so much more pleasing than the proper name, Krakatau.”
“Krakatau invertebrates: the 1980s fauna in the context of a century of recolonization.”
“Some 40 species of resident birds have been recorded from the Krakatau group by Thornton et al. (1984), seven more than recorded in 1952 by Hoogerwerf (1953).”
“Colonization of the Krakatau Islands by land birds, and the approach to an equilibrium number of species.”
“Vegetation of the Krakatau group is characterized by a number of different stages of succession.”
“Ujung Kulon lies approximately at 6° 45'S, 105° 20'E and Krakatau approximately at 6° 06'S, 105° 25'E.”
“A detailed account of the Ujung Kulon and Krakatau reefs can be found in UNEP/IUCN (1988).”
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