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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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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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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8vo. pp. xiv, (2), 462, b/w illustrations, ep maps, "Deserving of superlatives...thilling, comprehensive, literate, meticulously researched, and scientifically accurate...on of the best books ever written about the history and significance of natural disaster."

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462pp. Index. Wear boards, light soiling, DJ: wear extremities, tears and chipping extremities.

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Crack in the Edge of the World, the Great Earthquake of 1906

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6x9" VERY GOOD DJ 462+pg SAN FENCISCO California GEOLOGY History With Pacific Ocean TECTONICS, PLATES Coastal ESSAYS....indexed. EARTHQUAKE SCIENCE Red titles on Black HARD COVERS. ENDPAPER MAPS shows CALIFORNIA, United states & ATLANTIC AFRICAN & PACIFIC PLATES. NORTH AMERICAN TECTONIC PLATE. NICE, UNCLIPT(S27.95)DUST JACKET is SPECIALLY FOLDED DOWN TO FIT BOOK, but Unfolds to display 1906 NEWPAPER FRONT PAGE NEWS HEADLINES FOR 1906 SAN FRANCISCO EARTHQUAKE & FIRE..

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0060571993 Stated first edition. Signed by the author.

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0060571993 HarperCollins hardcover w/dust jacket, unused, 2005, specially bound 1st edition, SIGNED by Simon Winchester on half-title page else...as New/as New...New mylar cover, bubble-wrapped and mailed in a Box w/delivery confirmation.

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0060571993 First Edition, First Printing. FINE hardcover book in VERY GOOD dust-jacket. NOT marked. NOT price-clipped. NOT remaindered. NOT faded. NOT book club edition. NOT ex-library. A nice copy of the book in a white multifolded DJ that is showing soiling on all edges and small closed tears on folds in middle back panel. All of our dust-jackets are shipped in fresh, archival-safe mylar protective book jacket covers.

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9 1/4" 462 pages. "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 but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place." Text is clean and tight. Black hardcover with red lettering. Dust jacket is not price clipped but does have a 1/2" tear.

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

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0060571993. First printing. SIGNED by the author on a specially bound in sheet. Very good in a very good dust jacket with a "Signed First Edition" sticker on the front panel.

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Contains: Illustrations. dj unfolds into approx. 21 1/2"x36" poster with collage of pictures relating to earthquake. nice tightly bound unread as new copy with bright complete dj in mylar protection. 1 1/2"x2" replacement barcode sticker placed over printed barcode on dj rear panel.

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