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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
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 subterranean world that ...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780060571993
ISBN-10: 0060571993
Publication Date: 10/1/2005
Pages: 448
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3.4 stars, based on 24 ratings
Publisher: HarperCollins
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio Cassette, Audio CD
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Helpful Score: 3
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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Helpful Score: 2
A fascinating and comprehensive account with several maps and lots of photographs.
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