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San Francisco Earthquake (Great disasters)

John Dudman

ISBN 10: 1852101695 / ISBN 13: 9781852101695
Published by Dummy Book Co
Condition: GOOD Hardcover
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Good clean copy with no missing pages might be an ex library copy; Possibly may have minor marginal notes and or highlighting. Bookseller Inventory # 2615364947

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Title: San Francisco Earthquake (Great disasters)

Publisher: Dummy Book Co

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition:GOOD

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Beginning with a dramatic eye-witness account of the first signs of the disastrous San Francisco earthquake (1906), the author takes the reader through the tragic events that followed - the destruction, fires, injuries and deaths. Starting with a resume of San Francisco's growth and wealth in the late nineteenth century, the reader learns of how the earthquake began out on the Pacific Ocean and the force with which it hit the city. The book concludes by explaining the effects that this earthquake had on San Francisco and the remarkable way in which the city recovered. The text is illustrated throughout with colour artwork and contemporary photographs. The author also discusses the work of researchers since 1906 and the tremors since. There is a glossary, a further reading and further information section and an index. John Dudman is the author of "The Division of Berlin" in the "Flashpoints" series and has also written "The Sinking of the Titanic". He has contributed towards the "Look and Learn" publication and is a regular contributor to the "Telegraph" magazine.

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Grade 3-6 In 32 generously illustrated pages, the San Andreas Fault, plates, and earthquake zones are briefly explained, and the course of the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 is charted. The period photographs are a plus, but the painted illustrations predominately executed in unattractive variations of mustard, beige, and olive drab are at once blah and sensationalisticas is the text. Equally good information on the 1906 quake may be found in an encyclopediaand without misleading statements such as, "San Francisco lives in constant fear of 'the big one.' " Unfamiliar words are highlighted in boldface in the text and defined in a brief glossary. A chart of earthquakes around the world with casualty figures is included. Both Disaster 1906: the San Francisco Earthquake and Fire (Messner, 1967; o.p.) by Edward F. Dolan and The Story of the San Francisco Earthquake (Childrens, 1983) by R. Conrad Stein offer more comprehensive information. Ann Welton, Lake Dollof Elementary School, Auburn, Wash.
Copyright 1989 Reed Business Information, Inc.

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