A Crack in the Edge of the World

A Crack in the Edge of the World

America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

Pre-loaded Audiobook - 2005
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"In the early mornng hours of April 18, 1906, San Francisco and a string of other towns were overcome by an earthquake registering 8.5 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 half a century." -- Container.
Publisher: [Solon, Ohio] : Playaway Digital Audio, 2005.
Edition: Unabridged.
ISBN: 9781598950342
Characteristics: 1 sound media player (12.5 hrs.) :,digital ;,9 x 6 cm.


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Sep 02, 2015

Normally I enjoy SW books as they are well researched, full of interesting asides...sometimes I get irritated with his tone. Yes, he may be a real brilliant man, but he can sound a bit priggish. Favorite is Mad Man & Professor.

Oct 13, 2010

I LOVED this book! The combination of science and history kept me riveted, and the author's reading was terrific.

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