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

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 463 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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The international bestselling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa vividly brings to life the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America''s relentless western expansion. Simon Winchester has also fashioned an enthralling and informative informative look at the tumultuous subterranean world that produces earthquakes, the planet''s most sudden and destructive force.

In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of towns to its north-northwest and the south-southeast were overcome by an enormous shaking that was compounded by the violent shocks of an earthquake, registering 8.25 on the Richter scale. The quake resulted from a rupture in a part of the San Andreas fault, which lies underneath the earth''s surface along the northern coast of California. Lasting little more than a minute, the earthquake wrecked 490 blocks, toppled a total of 25,000 buildings, broke open gas mains, cut off electric power lines throughout the Bay area, and effectively destroyed the gold rush capital that had stood there for a half century.

Perhaps more significant than the tremors and rumbling, which affected a swatch of California more than 200 miles long, were the fires that took over the city for three days, leaving chaos and horror in its wake. The human tragedy included the deaths of upwards of 700 people, with more than 250,000 left homeless. It was perhaps the worst natural disaster in the history of the United States.

Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities -- as well as his unique understanding of geology -- to this extraordinary event, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 butwhat we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place. But his achievement is even greater: he positions the quake''s significance along the earth''s geological timeline and shows the effect it had on the rest of twentieth-century California and American history.

A Crack in the Edge of the World is the definitive account of the San Francisco earthquake. It is also a fascinating exploration of a legendary event that changed the way we look at the planet on which we live.

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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

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Beautiful signed 1st edition with full number line. Nice hardback with dust jacket in good condition! Has an inscription and prior owner's information inside. Also embossed on at least one page with the prior owner'™s initials. These markings do not affect the reading of the text, or it's general appearance. Otherwise, this book appears to be a good clean copy with only light shelf wear.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. (16)462pp. Reading list. Index. Photos & illustrations. Unread condition.

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. Hardcover. HarperCollins, 2005. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light shelf wear to Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.

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0060571993 DJ is extremely cool. It folds out into a poster of a newspaper depicting the earthquake, and is in great condition. The book is black with red-gold text on the front and spine. Also in great condition, like new! Previous owner stamp on title page. No other noticed markings, interior clean and tight. SIGNED by Author on title page.; 6" x 9"; 463 pages; Signed by Author.

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Connecting readers with great books since 1972. Used books may not include companion materials, some shelf wear, may contain highlighting/notes, and may not include cd-rom or access codes. Customer service is our top priority!

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 463 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Near new never read. Full number line.

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

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Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 463 p. Contains: Illustrations. Audience: General/trade. Never read. Full number line starting with 1.

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

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8vo-over 7æ"-9æ" tall. Brand new hardcover in original non price-clipped dust-jacket. First edition, first printing. Illustrated with photographs and maps. The story of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake by the author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa. An unread, new copy.

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. Hardcover. HarperCollins, 2005. 1st Edition/1st Printing. Near Fine Book in Near Fine Dust Jacket. Price Intact. Light shelf wear to Book and Jacket. Overall, a clean and tight copy to add to a collection or read and enjoy. Dust Jacket protected with a new archival cover. Bubble wrapped and shipped promptly in a box.

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Ships from the UK. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Your purchase also supports literacy charities.

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Vg/vg, 1st ed, price sticker shadow on front dj, minor dj edge scuffs, nice/clean copy, USH.

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

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The book has been read but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact and the cover is intact. Some minor wear to the spine. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. With dust jacket. 463 p. Contains: Illustrations.

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8vo-over 7¾"-9¾" tall. xiv, 462, 18 pp., illus., maps, biblio., index; 24 cm. Map on lining papers. Tight, clean copy. Stated "First Edition." Dust jacket nicked. "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. / Simon Winchester's many books include The Professor and the Madman, The Map That Changed the World, Krakatoa, and A Crack in the Edge of the World. Each of these has been a New York Times bestseller and has appeared on numerous best and notable lists. Mr. Winchester was made Officer of the Order of the British Empire (OBE) by HM The Queen in 2006. He lives in western Massachusetts."-Publisher.

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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

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9.25 By 6.25" HC 462 Pgs Includes Index. Dj unfolds to a poster.

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