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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
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
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
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
166003
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
979.4/61051
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
F869.S357
LC item number
W56 2005
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
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
Contents
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
Control code
2497552
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 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
  • (OCoLC)ocm58546171
  • (OCoLC)58546171
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
Contents
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
Control code
2497552
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
1st ed.
Extent
xiv, 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
  • (OCoLC)ocm58546171
  • (OCoLC)58546171

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