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Review: A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

Editorial Review - Bookreporter.com - Robert Finn

The great earthquake that virtually leveled San Francisco a century ago next April lasted about twoandahalf minutes. Simon Winchester has attempted a difficult conjuror's trick by turning that tiny moment in time into a 400plus page book (he did much the same thing a couple of years ago with the cataclysmic volcanic eruption of Krakatoa in 1883). The first earthquake tremor does not hit San ... Read full review

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It is one of the best books I have read on Geology.It is fascinating easy to read and understand from the public perspective.
It describes the pre- and post earthquake chaos in urban areas.It gives
us the history of other earthquakes before and after the 1906
It is both a science and book of literature .It teaches us the relevancy of P and S waves.The public is more concerned with Richter scale, human and economic loss
Geologist are concerned on how faulting,ripping,sliding and warping create new landmarks and topography
I have recommended a few of my friends to read it
Jasper Bakyayita
 

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