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Gillen D'Arcy Wood: Tambora--The 1815 Volcanic Eruption That Changed the World
Today’s guest on Thinking Aloud has recently published a book on the 1815 Mount Tambora volcanic explosion and its influence on not only world populations, but also on the arts.  Not surprisingly, writers and painters were among the most careful, attentive observers of the global changes after 1815.  Making intellectually dazzling links and comparisons between disparate cultures and works, he helps us to see and understand the profound changes around the world caused by one of our planet’s most powerful natural events ever. —Original airdate: 10/28/2015

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