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The Resource A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906, Simon Winchester

A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906, Simon Winchester

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
Statement of responsibility
Simon Winchester
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
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Winchester, Simon
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.S357
LC item number
W56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
58546171
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 462 p.
Isbn
9780060571993
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005046009
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)58546171
Label
A crack in the edge of the world : America and the great California earthquake of 1906, Simon Winchester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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
58546171
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed
Extent
xiv, 462 p.
Isbn
9780060571993
Isbn Type
(hc : alk. paper)
Lccn
2005046009
Other physical details
ill., maps
System control number
(OCoLC)58546171

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