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

Autor: Simon Winchester
Editora: New York : HarperCollins, 2005.
Edição/Formato   Livro : Inglês : 1st edVer todas as edições e formatos
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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  Ler mais...
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Gênero/Forma: History
Tipo de Documento: Livro
Todos os Autores / Contribuintes: Simon Winchester
ISBN: 0060571993 9780060571993
Número OCLC: 58546171
Descrição: xiv, 462 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Conteúdos: 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.
Responsabilidade: Simon Winchester.

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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

por ricklibrarian (Usuário WorldCat publicado 2006-02-07) Bom Permalink
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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