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Magnitude 8: Earthquakes and Life Along the San Andreas Fault

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Magnitude 8 is the archetypal natural disaster defined. 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 ce ...more
ebook, 480 pages
Published February 4th 2014 by Henry Holt and Co. (first published 1998)
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Patrick O'Connell
Aug 05, 2007 Patrick O'Connell rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Where was the biggest earthquake in U.S history ever recorded? Where was the second biggest? The answer might surprise you. And where will be the greatest loss of life if a Magnitude 8 earthquake ever hit the Bay Area? That answer may surprise you too.
Brenton
Aug 30, 2012 Brenton rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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A decent history of the West Coast's earthquakes.
E Goldberg
Excellent book. Well written, informative, and provocative. Anyone living or thinking about living in California should read this book at least twice.
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Philip L. Fradkin is an American environmentalist historian, journalist and author. Fradkin has authored books ranging from Alaska, California and Nevada, with topics ranging from water conservation, earthquakes, and nuclear weapons.

In 2005, Fradkin was given the Californiana Award by the Commonwealth Club of California.
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