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A Crack in the Edge of the World
A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906 | Simon Winchester
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Unleashed by ancient geologic forces, a magnitude 8.25 earthquake rocked San Francisco in the early hours of April 18, 1906. Less than a minute later, the city lay in ruins. Bestselling author Simon Winchester brings his inimitable storytelling abilities to this extraordinary event, exploring the legendary earthquake and fires that spread horror across San Francisco and northern California in 1906 as well as its startling impact on American history and, just as important, what science has recently revealed about the fascinating subterranean processes that produced itand almost certainly will cause it to strike again.
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xicanti
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I read a bit of nonfiction and drank another latte. A CRACK IN THE EDGE OF THE WORLD hits me kind of odd. It‘s about the social and geographic state of California at the time of the 1906 earthquake, and I find I like the plate tectonics chapters way more than the social history chapters. I keep dipping in and out of it as the mood takes me.

It doesn‘t help that it‘s so. damned. big. Oversized trade paperbacks are the worst. #deweyoct #readathon

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xicanti
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Nonfiction + homemade salsa. I can‘t eat round onions, which means I can‘t eat bottled salsa, so my mum dug out this recipe. It‘s full of garlic and lime and tomatoey goodness. Whee!

It‘s too early to say whether I‘ll stick with the book. I put it in my discards pile during a TBR cull because I dislike oversized trade paperbacks, but I decided to give it another go. Physically, it‘s more holdable than I expected, but I‘m iffy on the prose style.

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Day 4 of #7covers7days #covercrush

It‘s hard to see in the photo, but this cover actually has cut paper layers for the foreground, which I‘ve not seen before.

Tagging anyone who wants to play and isn‘t already: post a photo of your favourite covers each day, no explanation needed, and invite a Litten to join in.

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Super interesting non fiction about geology. It was about the 1906 earthquake in San Francisco, but it was also about tectonic plates in general and he history of studying earthquakes.

RaimeyGallant Nice review. :) 4y
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Been sent home early a lot the last 2 weeks, so I've not been going through my audiobook stack as quickly as I should. Gonna try to knock this out this weekend while doing chores.

#history #geology #audiobooks #playaway #california

upthecatpunx Okay, I'm not finishing this book. 6y
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