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Magnitude 8: Earthquakes and Life Along the San Andreas Fault

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The archetypal natural disaster defined on the verge of the millennium. To understand the cataclysmic earthquake that will tear California apart one day, Philip L. Fradkin has written a dramatic history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the world's best-known tectonic landscape. The author includes vivid stories of earthquakes elsewhere: in New England, the central Mississippi River Valley, New York City, Europe, and the Far East. Always, he combines human and natural drama to place the reader at the epicenter of the most instantaneous and unpredictable of all the Earth's phenomena. Following the San Andreas Fault from Cape Mecino to Mexico--canoeing the fault line in northern California and walking underground through the Hollywood fault--noted environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin reclaims the human dimensions of earthquakes from the science-dominated accounts.

About the Author

Philip L. Fradkin is the author of six highly acclaimed books on the American west, including The Seven States of California. He shared in a Pulitzer Prize as a journalist and for the last twenty years has lived adjacent to the San Andreas Fault in California's Marin County.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780805046960
Subtitle:
Earthquakes and Life Along the San Andreas Fault
Author:
Fradkin, Philip
Author:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Publisher:
Henry Holt and Co.
Location:
New York :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Juvenile literature
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
San andreas fault (calif.)
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Edition Description:
Hardcover
Publication Date:
19981014
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
480
Dimensions:
9.58x6.51x1.16 in. 1.38 lbs.

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