About this book
The story of the Icelandic volcano Laki, which erupted in 1783, leading to Europe's year without a summer. A poisonous fog endured for 8 months, and its effects lasted for years. It's due to erupt again soon...
The 1783 eruption of Laki led to Europe's year without summer - and it is due again soon. This book tells the story of the volcano and also of the people whose lives it changed, such as the pastor Jon Steingrimsson, who witnessed and recorded the events in Iceland. It is the story, too, of modern volcanology.