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Publisher Comments:

Environmental historian Philip L. Fradkin offers a vivid history of earthquakes and an eloquent guide to the San Andreas Fault, the seismic scar that bisects the Golden State's spectacular scenery. The author includes dramatic stories of legendary earthquakes elsewhere: in New York, New England, the central Mississippi River Valley, Europe, and the Far East. Combining human and natural dramas, he places the reader at the epicenter of the most invisible, unpredictable, and feared of the earth's violent phenomena. On the eve of the millennium, as cyberspace crackles with apocalyptic visions, Fradkin reaches beyond the earthshaking moment to examine the mythology, culture, social implications, politics, and science of earthquakes.

Synopsis:

"This superb cautionary tale should be required reading for every Californian. (And smug New Yorkers will be shocked by Fradkin's surprising account of their own seismic vulnerability.)"—Mike Davis, author of City of Quartz

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. [281]-315) and index.

About the Author

Philip L. Fradkin is the author of six acclaimed books on the American West, including The Seven States of California (California, 1997) and A River No More (California, 1996). He shared a Pulitzer Prize as a journalist, served as assistant secretary in the state agency responsible for overseeing seismic matters, and for the last twenty years has lived adjacent to the San Andreas Fault in California's Marin County.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780520221192
Author:
Fradkin, Philip L.
Publisher:
University of California Press
Location:
Berkeley :
Subject:
California
Subject:
Earthquakes
Subject:
California, Southern
Subject:
San andreas fault (calif.)
Subject:
San Andreas Fault
Subject:
Earthquakes & Volcanoes
Subject:
Earthquakes -- California, Southern.
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geology-Earthquakes and Volcanoes
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19991031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map, 1 b/w photograph
Pages:
348
Dimensions:
9 x 6 x 5 in 17 oz

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