San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

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Charles Morris 1906
  • Preface
  • San Francisco and its Terrific Earthquake
  • The Demon of Fire Invades the Stricken City
  • Fighting Flames with Dynamite
  • The Reign of Destruction and Devastation
  • The Panic Flight of a Homeless Host
  • Facing Famine and Praying for Relief
  • The Frightful Loss of Life and Wealth
  • Wonderful Record of Thrilling Escapes
  • Disaster Spreads over the Golden State
  • All America and Canada to the Rescue
  • The San Francisco of the Past
  • Life in the Metropolis of the Pacific
  • Plans to Rebuild San Francisco
  • The Earthquake Wave Felt Around the World
  • Vesuvius Devastates the Region of Naples
  • The Great Lisbon and Calabrian Earthquakes
  • The Charleston and Other Earthquakes of the United States
  • The Volcano and the Earthquake, Earth's Demons of Destruction
  • The Theories of Volcanic and Earthquake Action
  • The Active Volcanoes of the Earth
  • The Famous Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii
  • Eruptions of Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli
  • Skapter Jokull and Hecla, the Great Icelandic Volcanoes
  • Volcanoes of the Philippines and other Pacific Islands
  • The Wonderful Hawaiian Craters and Kilauea's Lake of Fire
  • Popocatepetl and Other Volcanoes of Mexico and Central America
  • The Terrible Eruption of Krakatoa
  • Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part ONE
  • Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part TWO
  • St. Vincent Island and Mont Soufriere in 1812
  • Submarine Volcanoes and their Work of Island Building
  • Mud Volcanoes, Geysers and Hot Springs
The first half of this book describes the devastating earthquake that hit San Francisco in 1906, and the subsequent destruction caused by fire. Various eyewitnesses and victims give their account on the tragedy.

In the second half, a number of different other earthquakes and volcanic eruptions are retold, like the eruption of the Vesuvius that destroyed Pompeij or the explosion of the Krakatoa, together with scientific explanations for the causes of earthquakes and the eruption of volcanos. (Summary by Availle)

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