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A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 (Audio CD) (Unabridged)
A Crack in the Edge of the World America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 - Audio CD - Unabridged
Author: Simon Winchester
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 look at the tumultuous sub...  more »
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ISBN-13: 9780060823870
ISBN-10: 0060823879
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Edition: Unabridged
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3.5 stars, based on 15 ratings
Publisher: HarperAudio
Book Type: Audio CD
Other Versions: Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
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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 (Audio CD) (Unabridged) on + 66 more book reviews
Absorbing--but be ready for more than just a news account of the earthquake and fire. You will be learning about the 'new' science of geology. This is a good compliment ot Winchester's earlier book "Krakatoa".
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Detailed and interesting account of the geological factors leading to the 1906 earthquake that destroyed so much of San Francisco and the human, social, political, and historical impacts of that disaster.


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