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This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date October 4, 2016
Pages 512
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Non-Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307387509
ISBN-10 030738750X
Dimensions 0 by 5.19 by 8 in.
Original list price $17.00
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Amazon.com description: Product Description: Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book Award
A Los Angeles Times Book Prize Finalist


The captivating and definitive account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake--the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.

On All Saints’ Day 1755, tremors from an earthquake measuring approximately 9.0 or perhaps higher on the magnitude scale swept furiously toward Lisbon, then one of the wealthiest cities in the world and the capital of a vast global empire. Within minutes, much of the city lay in ruins. A half hour later, a giant tsunami unleashed by the quake smashed into Portugal’s coastline and barreled up the Tagus River, carrying countless thousands out to sea. To complete Lisbon’s destruction, a hellacious firestorm then engulfed the city’s shattered remains, killing thousands more and incinerating much of what the earthquake and tsunami had spared.

Drawing on a wealth of new sources, the latest scientific research, and a sophisticated grasp of European history, Mark Molesky gives us the gripping, authoritative account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake disaster and its impact on the Western world—including descriptions of the world’s first international relief effort, the rise of a brutal, yet modernizing, dictatorship in Portugal, and the effect of the catastrophe on the spirit and direction of the European Enlightenment.

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from Alfred a Knopf Inc (November 3, 2015)
9780307267627 | details & prices | 496 pages | 6.75 × 9.50 × 1.50 in. | 1.98 lbs | List price $35.00
About: Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardFinalist: Los Angeles Times Book PrizeThe captivating and definitive account of the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.
Paperback
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Reprint edition from Vintage Books (October 4, 2016); titled "This Gulf of Fire: The Great Lisbon Earthquake, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason"
9780307387509 | details & prices | 512 pages | List price $17.00
This edition also contains This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason, This Gulf of Fire: The Destruction of Lisbon, or Apocalypse in the Age of Science and Reason
About: Winner of the Phi Alpha Theta Best Subsequent Book AwardA Los Angeles Times Book Prize FinalistThe captivating and definitive account of the Great Lisbon Earthquake--the most consequential natural disaster of modern times.

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