A huge earthquake rocked the West Coast on April 18, 1906. Worst hit was the city of San Francisco, where buildings collapsed and fires raged for days. Thousands of people died, and many more were left homeless. The disaster was just one of a long series of earthquakes triggered by the San Andreas Fault. It taught scientists valuable lessons about preparing for earthquakes. Book jacket.Cooke, Tim is the author of '1906 San Francisco Earthquake', published 2005 under ISBN 9780836844948 and ISBN 0836844947.