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The San Francisco Earthquake Of 1906

Author : Marc Tyler Nobleman
ISBN : 0756524601
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Concise, easy-to-read introductions to various topics in U.S. history use primary documents and photography, as well as timelines, maps, and other tools, to teach important facts about our past.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Author : Richard Hansen
ISBN : 9780738596587
Genre : History
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The Great Earthquake and Fire of 1906 is an unparalleled disaster in the history of San Francisco. More than 4.5 square miles of San Francisco burned and crumbled into a windswept desert of desolation. We will see this scene from behind the camera, covering before the earthquake through the fire and into the rebuilding of the city. The waterfront in the east to Golden Gate Park in the west and the marina in the north to Mission District in the south will be viewed. City hall and along Market Street through the center of the city will be covered. Stories from survivors and new information, like doctored photographs, will be included. Thirty years of research will be merged to give you an accurate account.
Category: History

1906 San Francisco Earthquake Centennial Field Guides

Author : Carol S. Prentice
ISBN : 9780813700076
Genre : Nature
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The twenty field trip guides in this volume represent the work of earthquake professionals from the earth science, engineering, and emergency management communities. The guides were developed to cross the boundaries between these professions, and thus reflect this diversity: trips focus on the built environment, the effects of the 1906 earthquake, the San Andreas fault, and other active faults in northern California.
Category: Nature


Author : Dan Kurzman
ISBN : 0060084324
Genre : History
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On the morning of April 18, 1906, an earthquake measuring 8.3 on the Richter scale ripped through sleeping San Francisco. At the Palace Hotel, opera star Enrico Caruso fled, half dressed, into the street; John Barrymore searched through the chaos for a bar where he could get a whiskey; orphans screamed for parents crushed to death in their beds. Drawing on contemporary reports and eye-witness accounts, Dan Kurzman captures the fear and madness that raged through a city reduced to rubble.But in this breathtaking pastiche of real-life tragedies, the author also records acts of extraordinary courage. As many as 10,000 people died in the quake and fires that followed, yet the rugged populace refused to quit the city, vowing instead to resurrect it from the ashes. Now, the past comes alive again in this unforgettable history, a masterful account of nature at its worst...and indomitable American spirit at its best.
Category: History

A Shake In Insurance History

Author : Mariagiovanna Guatteri
ISBN : PSU:000058549254
Genre : Disaster insurance
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Category: Disaster insurance

The Great Earthquake And Firestorms Of 1906

Author : Philip L. Fradkin
ISBN : 0520230604
Genre : History
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"In this well-researched book, Fradkin contends that it was the people of San Francisco, not the forces of nature, who were responsible for the extent of the destruction and death."--"Booklist."
Category: History

Earthquake Days

Author : David Burkhart
ISBN : STANFORD:36105210621707
Genre : History
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April 18th marks the 100th anniversary of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Countless books have been written on this compelling subject. Yet, until now, there has never been a full-color "coffee-table" book about California's greatest natural disaster, let alone one that features 3-D photos of the catastrophe. Hundreds of original 2- and 3-D images. 3-D viewer included.
Category: History

The San Francisco Earthquake

Author : Gordon Thomas
ISBN : 9781497658837
Genre : History
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A “gripping, can’t-put-it-down” chronicle, drawing on eyewitness reports and historical documents, by the New York Times–bestselling authors of Enola Gay (Los Angeles Herald Examiner). It happened at 5:13 a.m. on April 18, 1906, in San Francisco. To this day, it remains one of the worst natural disasters in American history—and this definitive book brings the full story to vivid life. Using previously unpublished documents from insurance companies, the military, and the Red Cross, as well as the stories of those who were there, The San Francisco Earthquake exposes villains and heroes; shows how the political powers tried to conceal the amount of damage caused by the earthquake; reveals how efforts to contain the fire actually spread it instead; and tells how the military executed people without trial. It also features personal stories of people who experienced it firsthand, including the great Italian tenor Enrico Caruso, the banker Amadeo Giannini, the writer-adventurer Jack London, the temperamental star John Barrymore, and the thousands of less famous in their struggle for survival. From the authors of The Day the Bubble Burst, The San Francisco Earthquake is an important look at how the city has handled catastrophe in the past—and how it may handle it in the future.
Category: History

The San Francisco Earthquake And Fire Of 1906

Author : Louise Chipley Slavicek
ISBN : 9781438118161
Genre : Earthquakes
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At approximately 5:12 a.m. on April 18, 1906, a powerful earthquake ripped through the city of San Francisco. Roadways rose and fell like ocean waves. Crumbling walls and chimneys rained glass and bricks onto sidewalks and streets, and crowded rooming houses suddenly vanished into heaps of splintered wood. Yet San Francisco's ordeal had only begun. The violent trembling of the ground had hardly stilled when dozens of fires sparked by damaged chimneys and severed gas lines ignited throughout the stricken city. By April 21st, the fires were finally brought under control, but the city had lost nearly 30,000 buildings to the earthquake and ensuing blazes, half of its population was homeless, and some 3,000 were dead. Until Hurricane Katrina slammed into the Gulf Coast in 2005, the San Francisco calamity of 1906 was the worst natural disaster in U.S. history.
Category: Earthquakes


Author : Lynn Brunelle
ISBN : 1597160083
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Rumbling plates of earth shaking buildings off their foundations! Earthquakes are terrifying natural disasters that can destroy entire cities. In Earthquake! The 1906 San Francisco Nightmare, students will live through one of the worst earthquakes in U.S. history through the narrative stories of those who survived the quake—and those who didn't. Readers will learn the causes of earthquakes, and discover scientific and technological advances in earthquakes research and safety procedures since the 1906 San Francisco disaster. Gripping four-color photos, maps, and diagrams will capture students' attention.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

1906 San Francisco Earthquake

Author : Tim Cooke
ISBN : 0836844947
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Looks at the San Fransisco earthquake of April 18, 1906, measuring 7.8 on the Richter scale and discusses the aftermath and what scientists learned from the disaster.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

The Great Earthquake

Author : Melissa Peda
ISBN : 0615411622
Genre : Autism
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Sheena and her very special friends travel back in time to the Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906. They are led by another special individual, someone only they can see.
Category: Autism

I Survived The San Francisco Earthquake 1906 I Survived 5

Author : Lauren Tarshis
ISBN : 9780545392617
Genre : Juvenile Fiction
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The terrifying details of the 1906 San Francisco earthquake jump off the page!Ten-year-old Leo loves being a newsboy in San Francisco -- not only does he get to make some money to help his family, he's free to explore the amazing, hilly city as it changes and grows with the new century. Horse-drawn carriages share the streets with shiny new automobiles, new businesses and families move in every day from everywhere, and anything seems possible.But early one spring morning, everything changes. Leo's world is shaken -- literally -- and he finds himself stranded in the middle of San Francisco as it crumbles and burns to the ground. Does Leo have what it takes to survive this devastating disaster?The I SURVIVED series continues with another thrilling story of a boy caught in one of history's most terrifying disasters!
Category: Juvenile Fiction

Collection Of 1906 San Francisco Earthquake Newspapers And Supplements

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ISBN : OCLC:1237823177
Genre : American newspapers
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Collection of California newspaper issues reporting on the 1906 San Francisco earthquake, most from April 1906. Includes 5 single-sheet supplements of large-scale photographs of the aftermath. Also includes multiple copies of 2 issues and 1 supplement.
Category: American newspapers

After The Ruins 1906 And 2006

Author : Mark Klett
ISBN : 0520245563
Genre : Art
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Compares photographs taken just after the fires of the 1906 earthquake with new photos of modern San Francisco from the same vantage points, in a photo essay created in conjunction with the exhibition at the Legion of Honor in San Francisco, California.
Category: Art

Terror In The City

Author : Bonnie Highsmith Taylor
ISBN : 0789156199
Genre : Earthquakes
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A young boy goes with his father to deliver milk to downtown San Francisco on the day of the S1906 San Francisco Earthquake.
Category: Earthquakes


Author : Kate Wilson
ISBN : 0811480569
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Describes the devastating earthquake and ensuing fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906.
Category: Juvenile Nonfiction