Magnitude 8: Earthquakes and Life Along San Andreas Fault

Magnitude 8

Earthquakes and Life Along San Andreas Fault

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ISBN10: 0520221192 ISBN13: 9780520221192 Publisher: Univ of California Pr on Demand Published: Oct 1 1999 Weight: 1.05lbs. Height: 9.25" Width: 6.00" Depth: 0.75" Language: English

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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.

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