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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.)
A Crack in the Edge of the World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 - P.S.
Author: Simon Winchester
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...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060572006
ISBN-10: 0060572000
Publication Date: 10/1/2006
Pages: 512
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3.8 stars, based on 18 ratings
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Book Type: Paperback
Other Versions: Hardcover, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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This *could* have been an interesting audiobook,...but...the author, who is also the reader, is droll and I found it difficult to concentrate on his narrative. This is not totally about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake but a survey of geological processes all over the earth and and a more holistic approach to science that emerged after an active period of earthquakes worldwide in 1906. This is one of the only audiobooks that I feel is better in text than the listening experience.
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A fascinating and comprehensive account with several maps and lots of photographs.
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reviewed A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (P.S.) on + 352 more book reviews
I enjoyed this look at not just the San Francisco earthquake, but also other earthquakes that have happened in North America. This book does get very scientific in some spots, but it does tell an interesting story.


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