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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
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
In the early morning hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of other towns were overcome by an earthquake registering 8.25 on the Richter scale, resulting from a rupture in the San Andreas fault. Lasting little more than a minute, the earthquake wrecked 490 blocks, toppled a total of 25,000 buildings, broke open gas mains, cut off electric power lines, and effectively destroyed the gold rush capital that had stood there for a half century
Summary
A Crack in the Edge of the World is the definitive account of the San Francisco earthquake and a fascinating exploration of a legendary event that changed the way we look at the planet on which we live
Pace
Tone
Writing style
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166003
Cataloging source
DLC
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Winchester, Simon
Dewey number
979.4/61051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
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  • San Francisco Earthquake and Fire, Calif., 1906
  • Earthquakes
  • San Francisco (Calif.)
Target audience
adult
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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, Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20709399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 462 pages
Isbn
9780060571993
Lccn
2005046009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC) 2005046009
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
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
20709399
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xx, 462 pages
Isbn
9780060571993
Lccn
2005046009
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
(DLC) 2005046009

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