Crack in the Edge of the World

July 10, 2011 at 4:33 am (Reviews) (, , , , , , , )

A Book Review

Simon Winchester never fails to fascinate and inform.  When I picked up Crack in the Edge of the World, I was surprised to discover that the author I dearly remember for writing The Professor and the Madman (a history of the making of the Oxford English Dictionary) was also a geologist and highly knowledgeable in both language AND the science of rocks – what a foundation!  This particular history on the great earthquake of San Fransisco met high expectations of Winchester’s talent compared to his previous work and I recommend this to anyone who likes history, science, or just plain good storytelling.

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