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Author Clarke, Thurston.

Title California fault : searching for the spirit of state along the San Andreas / Thurston Clarke.

Imprint New York : Ballantine Books, 1996.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Non-Fiction    979.4 CLA    Available
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 1st Floor    979.4 CLA    Available
Edition 1st ed.
Description ix, 417 pages : map ; 25 cm
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unmediated n rdamedia
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Summary On this incredible excursion, Clarke discovers the tragic fate of the Wiyot Indians and their earthquake legends ... meets Jerry Hurley, an earthquake "sensitive" whose headaches predict earthquakes with uncanny precision ... investigates the bitter conflict between California's logging industry and environmentalists ... uncovers a fascinating conspiracy surrounding the 1906 San Francisco earthquake that rewrote history ... visits Palm Springs, the glamorous desert hideaway of gated communities, now beset by gangs ... and stops by the desolate Salton Sea, shaking hands with a determined dreamer who hopes someday to build a blue-collar resort along the abandoned shores. With wit, irony, and a keen eye for observation, Clarke weaves together sociology, history, personality, and seismology. What emerges is a unique portrait of a fascinating, slightly loony, appealingly complex state, with it allure, eccentricity - and optimism - still wonderfully intact.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [415]-417).
Subject Human geography -- California -- San Andreas Fault Region.
Geographical perception -- California -- San Andreas Fault Region.
Landscape changes -- California -- San Andreas Fault Region.
Earthquakes -- California -- History.
California -- Social life and customs.
Other Form: Online version: Clarke, Thurston. California fault. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 1996 (OCoLC)603938903
Online version: Clarke, Thurston. California fault. 1st ed. New York : Ballantine Books, 1996 (OCoLC)608526784
ISBN 0345385667

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