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Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906
Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906
(Kate Wilson, Alex Haley, Courtney Studio)

Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906 (1992)
Earthquake! describes the devastating earthquake and ensuing fire that destroyed much of San Francisco in 1906.
Amid the destruction, fires, and fear, the 1906 San Francisco earthquake brings people together. Rich and poor, neighbors and strangers, all are united in helping one another to save their city.
The Great San Francisco Earthquake of 1906 is the most damaging earthquake in American history. San Francisco and surrounding cities were violently shaken by seismic waves produced by the magnitude 7.8 earthquake. After the earthquake, subsequent fires destroyed almost the entire city of San Francisco. General Frederick Funston declared martial law, and finally got the fire under control by dynamiting blocks of buildings around the fire to create fire breaks. The 1906 earthquake also revealed the existence and significance of the San Andreas fault to earth scientists, who then gave birth to the science of earthquakes.
Kate Wilson is a published author and an editor of several children's books. Some of her published credits include: Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906 (Stories of America), Foster Children: Where They Go And How They Get On (Supporting Parents) and Writer's Handbook Guide to Writing for Children.
Courtney Studio is a published author and an illustrator of several children's books. Some of her published credits include: Earthquake!: San Francisco, 1906 (Stories of America), I Can Read About Earthquakes and Volcanoes (I Can Read About Series) and I Can Read About Weather (I Can Read About Series).
Alex Haley, as General Editor, wrote the following introduction:
Introduction By Alex Haley, General Editor
No one likes it when bad things happen. No one likes war. No one likes times when there is no work and many people are suffering. No one likes storms or floods or earthquakes to strike. But these things happen just the same.
When they do, we can do one of two things. We can help, or we can turn our backs and run away. The right way is to help, to do what we can to end the trouble, ease the suffering, rebuild after the storm. It's the right way but not always the easy way.
That is why times of trouble are testing times. They test a people's heart. The story you are about to read is about a city undergoing such a test. ~ Alex Haley.
(The above Foreword by Alex Haley is presented under the Creative Commons License. © 1993 Dialogue Systems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.)
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