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

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ISBN-10: 0060571993

ISBN-13: 9780060571993

Edition: 2005

Authors: Simon Winchester

List price: $27.95
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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…    
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Book details

List price: $27.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date: 10/4/2005
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 480
Size: 6.75" wide x 9.50" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.694
Language: English

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.