The San Francisco Calamity by Earthquake and Fire

Charles MORRIS (1833 - 1922)

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)

Genre(s): Nature, Modern (20th C)

Language: English

Section Chapter Reader Time
Play 00 Preface Availle
00:08:46
Play 01 San Francisco and its Terrific Earthquake Bellona Times
00:45:34
Play 02 The Demon of Fire Invades the Stricken City Kathleen Nelson
00:31:36
Play 03 Fighting Flames with Dynamite Kathleen Nelson
00:16:17
Play 04 The Reign of Destruction and Devastation Kathleen Nelson
00:29:55
Play 05 The Panic Flight of a Homeless Host Kathleen Nelson
00:28:17
Play 06 Facing Famine and Praying for Relief Kathleen Nelson
00:32:56
Play 07 The Frightful Loss of Life and Wealth Kathleen Nelson
00:19:14
Play 08 Wonderful Record of Thrilling Escapes Kathleen Nelson
00:19:08
Play 09 Disaster Spreads over the Golden State Kathleen Nelson
00:10:20
Play 10 All America and Canada to the Rescue Kathleen Nelson
00:18:46
Play 11 The San Francisco of the Past Tom Crawford
00:14:42
Play 12 Life in the Metropolis of the Pacific Tom Crawford
00:12:10
Play 13 Plans to Rebuild San Francisco Tom Crawford
00:19:21
Play 14 The Earthquake Wave Felt Around the World Bellona Times
00:10:02
Play 15 Vesuvius Devastates the Region of Naples Ann Boulais
00:35:49
Play 16 The Great Lisbon and Calabrian Earthquakes Ann Boulais
00:21:02
Play 17 The Charleston and Other Earthquakes of the United States Ann Boulais
00:15:28
Play 18 The Volcano and the Earthquake, Earth's Demons of Destruction Ann Boulais
00:19:55
Play 19 The Theories of Volcanic and Earthquake Action Availle
00:42:48
Play 20 The Active Volcanoes of the Earth Robert Parker
00:30:43
Play 21 The Famous Vesuvius and the Destruction of Pompeii Kathleen Nelson
00:36:40
Play 22 Eruptions of Vesuvius, Etna and Stromboli compozr
00:37:58
Play 23 Skapter Jokull and Hecla, the Great Icelandic Volcanoes Availle
00:16:41
Play 24 Volcanoes of the Philippines and other Pacific Islands Laine S.
00:33:49
Play 25 The Wonderful Hawaiian Craters and Kilauea's Lake of Fire Laine S.
00:30:08
Play 26 Popocatepetl and Other Volcanoes of Mexico and Central America TriciaG
00:15:39
Play 27 The Terrible Eruption of Krakatoa Kathleen Nelson
00:33:08
Play 28 Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part ONE compozr
00:34:13
Play 29 Mount Pelee and its Harvest of Death in 1902 - Part TWO compozr
00:26:27
Play 30 St. Vincent Island and Mont Soufriere in 1812 Guero
00:20:43
Play 31 Submarine Volcanoes and their Work of Island Building Availle
00:20:34
Play 32 Mud Volcanoes, Geysers and Hot Springs Denny Sayers
00:36:46