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

Auteur : Simon Winchester
Éditeur : New York : HarperCollins, 2005.
Édition/format :   Livre imprimé : English : 1st edVoir toutes les éditions et tous les formats
Base de données :WorldCat
Résumé :
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  Lire la suite...
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Genre/forme : History
Format : Book
Tous les auteurs / collaborateurs : Simon Winchester
ISBN : 0060571993 9780060571993 9780739468357 0739468359
Numéro OCLC : 58546171
Description : xiv, 462 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contenu : 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.
Responsabilité : Simon Winchester.

Résumé :

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.

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More Than Just the San Francisco Earthquake

de ricklibrarian (Utilisateur de WorldCat. Publication 2006-02-07) Bon Permalien
I finished A Crack in the Edge of the World by Simon Winchester yesterday. I enjoyed reading this account of the earthquake that struck San Francisco 100 years ago, but as soon as I finished I felt disappointment. It had been filled with interesting information, but something was missing. Having read...
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