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Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D

David Burkhart, author, California Historical Society, Society of California Pioneers, California State Capitol Museum, Bay Area Booksellers

Earthquake Days: The 1906 San Francisco Earthquake & Fire in 3-D, is a new, "coffee-table" book by San Francisco historian David Burkhart. The book features rare, 3-D "stereo views" of San Francisco's Great Earthquake and Fire.

Earthquake Days is the winner of the 2006 Benjamin Franklin Award in History and the 2006 Independent Publisher Book Award in History, among the publishing industry's highest honors.

2006 marks the centennial of the Great San Francisco Earthquake and Fire. Minutes after the quake, photographers were on the scene, documenting California's greatest natural disaster. A few had special 3-D cameras, enabling them to record the events of that fateful April in a particularly vivid and affecting medium. Their "stereo views" of the catastrophe, viewed in 3-D through a "stereoscope," were the way in which many vicariously experienced the quake, from the relative comfort of their own, unshaken parlors.

In Earthquake Days, the story of 1906 San Francisco is told through these rare, original, 3-D images (viewer included), along with firsthand accounts and period lithographs, newspapers, and maps.

Most of the stereo views in Earthquake Days are presented in 3-D AND as large, 2-D photos. This huge, full-color book includes a 3-D viewer and an illustrated history of this remarkable photographic genre.

Faultline Books (Hardcover; 220 pages; 10.25" x 13" x 1"; 4.6 lbs.). Cost: $44.95 (3-D viewer included).

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When

Public appearances by Earthquake Days author David Burkhart:

April 8, 2006 from 1 pm - 3 pm
The Maritime Store
2905 Hyde Street (Pier)
San Francisco, CA 94109
(415) 775-BOOK
(Book signing)

April 12, 2006 at 7 pm
Depot Bookstore
87 Throckmorton Avenue
Mill Valley, CA 94941
(415) 383-BOOK
(Book signing)

April 14, 2006 from 7 pm - 8 pm
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Bouldevard
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 494-1411
(Book signing)

April 15, 2006 from 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm
Niles Essanay Silent Film Museum
37417 Niles Bouldevard
Fremont, CA 94536
(510) 494-1411
(Book signing)

April 15, 2006 from 10 am - 11 am
April 16, 2006 from 2 pm - 3 pm
April 17, 2006, 10-11 am and 1-2 pm.
San Francisco Fire Department
Museum Gift Shop Annex
Pier 48
San Francisco, CA
(Book signing)

April 17, 2006 from 3 pm - 5 pm
April 18, 2006 from 12 Noon - 2 pm
April 19, 2006 from 2 pm - 4 pm
April 20, 2006 from 12 Noon - 2 pm
100th Anniversary Earthquake Conference
California Historical Society Booth 1207
Moscone Center, San Francisco, CA
(Book signing)

April 17, 2006 at 7 pm
Book Passage Bookstore
51 Tamal Vista Blvd.
Corte Madera, CA 94925
(800) 999-7909
(Book signing)

April 18, 2006 at 6 pm
Barnes & Noble, Fisherman's Wharf
2550 Taylor Street
San Francisco, CA 94133
(415) 292-6762

April 19, 2006 at 6:30 pm.
Barnes & Noble, The Shops at Tanforan
San Bruno, CA
(650) 871-2530
(book signing)

April 22, 2006 at 11 am
California State Capitol Museum
California State Capitol Building
10th Street (between L & N Streets)
Sacramento, California
(916) 324-0333

SPECIAL EVENT!
April 26, 2006 at 6 pm
Talk: Stereoviewing 1906: 3-D Photography and the San Francisco Quake
Society of California Pioneers
300 Fourth Street
San Francisco, CA 94107
Admission: $5 adults/2.50 students & seniors
(includes reception and admission to the exhibition)
(415) 957-1849

May 13, 2006 at 7 pm
California State Capitol Museum
California State Capitol Building
10th Street (between L & N Streets)
Sacramento, California
(916) 324-0333

June 3, 2006, from 10 am - 2 pm
June 4, 2006, from 10 am - 12 noon
US Geological Survey Open House
345 Middlefield Road
Menlo Park, CA 94025-3561

Stereoviewing 1906:
3-D Photography and the San Francisco Quake

With Earthquake Days author David Burkhart
Special guest: 103-year-old earthquake survivor Herbert Hamrol
Thursday, September 21, at 6 pm
Free admission, free 3-D glasses!
California Historical Society
678 Mission Street
San Francisco, CA 94105
415-357-1848

Other events:

Shake, Bake and Spin!
Ongoing exhibition featuring 1906 Earthquake memorabilia and ephemera from Earthquake Days
Society of California Pioneers
4th and Folsom
San Francisco, CA
(415) 957-1849

'06: The Big One 3-D Movie
Featuring stereo views from Earthquake Days
Showing every 15 minutes, daily, 9-5
Free Admission!
State Capitol Museum
Sacramento, CA
(916) 324-0333

Where

See location details in "Where" above.

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The story of the 1906 San Francisco Earthquake and Fire is beautifully retold in this award-winning history book, through a unique collection of rare, original, 3-D photos (viewer included), along with firsthand accounts and period lithographs, newspapers, and maps of the disaster that destroyed 508 city blocks and left 200,000 homeless.

Audience

General public. Free event.

Contact

David Burkhart, (650) 589-5228

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