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The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906

How San Francisco Nearly Destroyed Itself

The Great Earthquake and Firestorms of 1906( )
Author: Fradkin, Philip L.
ISBN:978-0-520-24820-5
Publication Date:Apr 2006
Publisher:University of California Press
Book Format:Paperback
List Price:AUD $49.99
Book Description:

The first indication of the prolonged terror that followed the 1906 earthquake occurred when a ship steaming off San Francisco's Golden Gate "seemed to jump clear out of the water." This gripping account of the earthquake, the devastating firestorms that followed, and the city's subsequent reconstruction vividly shows how, after the shaking stopped, humans, not the forces of nature, nearly destroyed San Francisco in a remarkable display of simple ineptitude and power politics....
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Book Details
Pages:448
Detailed Subjects: Nature / Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Technology & Engineering / Fire Science
History / United States / State & Local / West (Ak, Ca, Co, Hi, Id, Mt, Nv, Ut, Wy)
Physical Dimensions (W X L X H):15.24 x 22.86 x 3.302 cm
Book Weight:0.727 Kilograms



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