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The Resource 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

Label
A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906
Title
A crack in the edge of the world
Title remainder
America and the great California earthquake of 1906
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Winchester brings his storytelling abilities, as well as his understanding of geology, to the extraordinary San Francisco Earthquake, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion, but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake. He also positions the quake's significance along the earth's geological timeline and shows the effect it had on the rest of 20th-century California and American history.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
A7U
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
979.4/61051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
no index present
LC call number
F869.S357
LC item number
W56 2006
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
  • Earthquakes
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Label
A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906
Instantiates
Publication
Contents
Chronicle: a year of living dangerously -- The temporary city -- Chronicle: such almost modern times -- From plate to shining plate -- Chronicle: the state of the golden state -- How the west was made -- The mischief maker -- Chronicle: city of mint and smoke -- Overture: the night before dark -- The savage Interruption -- Ripples on the surface of the pond -- Perspective: ice and fire
Control code
ocn754877063
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
xx, 462, 18 p.
Isbn
9780060572006
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)754877063
Label
A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906
Publication
Contents
Chronicle: a year of living dangerously -- The temporary city -- Chronicle: such almost modern times -- From plate to shining plate -- Chronicle: the state of the golden state -- How the west was made -- The mischief maker -- Chronicle: city of mint and smoke -- Overture: the night before dark -- The savage Interruption -- Ripples on the surface of the pond -- Perspective: ice and fire
Control code
ocn754877063
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
1st HarperPerennial ed.
Extent
xx, 462, 18 p.
Isbn
9780060572006
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)754877063

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