Paperback: 320 pages
Publisher: Heyday (April 1, 2006)
Product Dimensions: 10 x 8 x 0.8 inches
Shipping Weight: 1.8 pounds
Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
Best Sellers Rank: #1,777,963 in Books (See Top 100 in Books) #82 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Civil & Environmental > Seismic Design #768 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Reference > Architecture > Methods & Materials #1669 in Books > Engineering & Transportation > Engineering > Reference > History
History of San Francisco's buildings in relation to their safety in earthquake and fire, documented by an impressive number of earthquake resistant features applied by architects, engineers and builders well before the first mandatory state earthquake code of 1933..It is well written and will surely fascinate readers interested in history of engineering and architecture of San Francisco...Author provides a re examination of the damage causes by earthquake and offers a new look at the building that survived...
BRACING FOR DISASTER: EARTHQUAKE-RESISTANT ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING IN SAN FRANCISCO, 1838-1933 comes from a professor of architectural history at UC Berkeley who has written extensively on earthquake-resistant architecture and reconstruction, and who has investigated damage in earthquake areas around the world. His is, surprisingly, the first history of seismic engineering in San Francisco and considers what really has happened during the city's major quakes of the period - down to which buildings were damaged, which survived, and why. Over two hundred photos and diagrams compliment an expert's survey of events, which comes spiced with survivor and eyewitness accounts.Diane C. DonovanCalifornia Bookwatch
This is a well researched and written book that dispels the myths about the 1906 Quake. Learn what was damaged in the quake and what was not from the real experts. Dispel the myth of what really killed the fire chief. Learn why SF City Hall really fell down, not the myths perpetuated by dramatists.
Excellent resource on the building design and architecture of older buildings in San Francisco. An important reference for the 1906 earthquake and fire. The book is filled with good photographs and illustrations.
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