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"I became interested in earthquakes when one almost killed me, " begins acclaimed travel writer Thurston Clarke, "and in California when I discovered it almost killed my ancestor. . . ." His fascination propelled Clarke to take a journey and begin a brilliant exploration of the physical and social landscape of a mythical state. California has seduced millions with its breathtaking beauty and rich resources. For decades it symbolized the good life: perfect weather, spectacular beaches, agricultural bounty, limitless ...

California Fault: Looking for the Spirit of a State Along the San Andreas 1996, Ballantine Books, New York, NY

ISBN-13: 9780345385666