A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it—and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.
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LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - setnahkt - LibraryThing
Author Simon Winchester was originally trained as a geologist and it shows; the account manages to be technically correct, engagingly well written, and erudite (Winchester uses “thixotropic” in a ... Read full review
LibraryThing ReviewUser Review - weird_O - LibraryThing
Finished A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester. Notice that the subtitle on the cover is: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. I think I didn't fully grasp Winchester's ... Read full review
ELEVEN Ripples on the Surface of the Pond
Ice and Fire
APPENDIX On Taking an Earthquakes Measure
Suggestions for Further Reading
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