A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906

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"Bestselling writer [Simon] Winchester has crafted a magnificent testament to the power of planet Earth...A master storyteller, Winchester effortlessly weaves together countless threads of interest, making a powerfully compelling narrative out of what he calls 'the most lyrical and romantic of the sciences.'" -- Publishers Weekly 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. Simon Winchester has been a globe-trotting correspondent. Trained at Oxford as a geologist, he is the author of the New York Times best-sellers Krakatoa, The Map That Changed the World, and The Professor and the Madman. He lives in New York City and the Berkshires.

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A bestselling author in both Britain and America, Simon Winchester was born and educated in England and now lives in Massachusetts. Having reported from almost everywhere during more than thirty years as a foreign correspondent, he now contributes to a variety of American and British magazines and newspapers.

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