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A Crack in the Edge of the World

Part of Winchester's analysis argues that the 1906 Earthquake was so destructive because of a lack of understanding about geologic natural disasters. Winchester details the actual earthquake was...

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A Crack in the Edge of the World

Simon Winchester, in his book A Crack in the Edge of the World, discusses not only the consequences of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake but also the causes and ramifications of the dramatic and...

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A Crack in the Edge of the World

Any time there is a natural disaster, there are ripples of effects and consequences which go much farther than the incident itself. What happened in San Francisco on April 18, 1906, is the specific...

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A Crack in the Edge of the World

Winchester notes that significant progress has been made in modern society with the understanding of plate tectonics. In this regard, Winchester suggests that lessons can be learned from the 1906...

Latest answer posted December 4, 2013, 11:43 am (UTC)

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