In this interview, Simon Winchester, the international best-selling author of The Professor and the Madman and Krakatoa, talks about his new book, A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906. In it, Winchester vividly brings to life the earthquake that leveled a city symbolic of America's relentless western expansion. He also brings his inimitable storytelling abilities, as well as his unique understanding of geology, to this extraordinary event, exploring not only what happened in northern California in 1906 but what we have learned since about the geological underpinnings that caused the earthquake in the first place.More
"In this brawny page-turner, best-selling writer Winchester (Krakatoa, The Professor and the Madman) has crafted a magnificent testament to the power of planet Earth and the efforts of humankind to understand her." (Publishers Weekly)
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Winchester as Fascinating an Interviewee as Author
- Gregory "voracious consumer of books and music... dadaist, luftmensch, knight of standards & practices... motto: to be finite is to be fallible..."
biased....i just love this author