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


Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced it—and almost certainly will cause it to strike again.

Title A Crack in the Edge of the World
Subtitle America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906
Author Simon Winchester
Publisher Harper Perennial
Title First Published 01 October 2006
Format Paperback
Nb of pages 512 p.
ISBN-10 0060572000
ISBN-13 9780060572006
Publication Date 01 October 2006
Main content page count 512
Weight 16 oz.
List Price $15.99
 


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