A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

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A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

by Simon Winchester

HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS | September 28, 2006 | Trade Paperback |

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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 itâ€"and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 28, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060572000

ISBN - 13: 9780060572006

Found in: History

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A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

A Crack In The Edge Of The World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

by Simon Winchester

Format: Trade Paperback

Dimensions: 512 Pages, 5.12 × 7.87 × 1.18 in

Published: September 28, 2006

Publisher: HARPERCOLLINS PUBLISHERS

Language: English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10: 0060572000

ISBN - 13: 9780060572006

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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 itâ€"and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.

About the Author

Simon Winchester is the acclaimed author of many books, including The Professor and the Madman, The Man Who Loved China, A Crack in the Edge of the World, and Krakatoa. Those books were New York Times bestsellers and appeared on numerous best and notable lists. In 2006, Mr. Winchester was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by her Majesty the Queen. He lives in Manhattan and in western Massachusetts.

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