The Big One

A Story of San Francisco
Author: David Littlejohn
Publisher: Strategic Book Publishing
ISBN: 1609769538
Category: Fiction
Page: 482
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The Big One follows the lives of nine very different but interrelated characters through the day before, the day of and the day after the greatest earthquake ever to hit San Francisco - an event expected in the very near future. It concludes with a huge, internationally televised memorial service for the dead a month later, when some of the mysteries that tie together these tormented people are resolved. "This appears to be a novel about 'The Big One, ' the great earthquake that we've been told will inevitably strike San Francisco. But it is really a story about human catastrophe, dissolution, and the heartbreaking struggle for redemption. Littlejohn deftly weaves interconnected and unraveling lives on the brink of cataclysm. A bold and mesmerizing novel." - Paul Zalis, author, Who is the River "This is a terrific novel, a vivid, utterly convincing, utterly compelling depiction of the event we've all spent our lives dreading. David Littlejohn brings to his tale breathtaking erudition, a born storyteller's gift for page-turning narration, and a native San Franciscan's love for and intimate knowledge of his home town." - Erik Tarloff, author, Face Time and The Man Who Wrote the Book "David Littlejohn's The Big One dares to imagine a natural catastrophe of unheard-of proportions, and then pulls the reader irresistibly through it with luminous details and genuinely complex characters. In its epic sweep it gives us people from the full social spectrum of the city--from the mentally disturbed homeless street artist to the dowager at the opera. And it gets us to care about them." - Ron Loewinsohn, author, Magnetic Field(s) David Littlejohn was born in San Francisco, the descendant of 1850 gold-seekers. He taught English and journalism at the University of California at Berkeley for 35 years. He has written fifteen books (including two other novels), more than 400 articles and 238 television broadcasts, and is working on a memoir of his life entitled I Can't Feel a Thing. Front-cover drawing by Lebbeus Woods, courtesy of the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. http: //sbpra.com/davidlittlejohn

The Big One

The Next Great California Earthquake; Understanding Why, Where, and When, It Will Happen
Author: George Pararas-Carayannis
Publisher: Aston Forbes Pub
ISBN: 9780970972507
Category: Science
Page: 348
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A book about earthquakes--how, when, and where the next big one may strike.

The Big One


Author: Darren M Bane
Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc
ISBN: 1326098071
Category: Humor
Page: N.A
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"Life is like a rollercoaster ride, full of ups and downs..." So says Tom Grey, a man who has been on a down for longer than he cares, or dares, to remember. But as his 50th birthday approaches, he feels a burning need to experience an 'up' again, to recapture his lost youth, to feel like he is living, not just existing, to make a memory. He needs an adventure; but if he is to achieve all that he wants to, this can't be any old adventure; it has to be the proverbial "big one", or, perhaps, even the actual Big One. The feel-good factor rides high in this gentle, young-at-heart, British comedy about the misadventures of four friends who are old enough to know better, but who refuse to grow up, unless they can do it without growing old!

The Big One


Author: Eric W. A. Kelly
Publisher: WestBow Press
ISBN: 1490849114
Category: Poetry
Page: 138
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The author examines the invaluable gift of time within the context of eternity, through the lenses of profound themes in the forms of storytelling and poetry. Employing urgency and directness, these poems encourage you to consider knowing Christ, and to make Him known, your priority. The command of The Great Commission dominates your thoughts more completely as you read and meditate on the truths confronted herein. From questions about the gift of righteousness and the abundance of grace, to the importance of decision making and the potency of the blood of Jesus, The Big One uses a simple and straightforward style to convey a message of joy, faith, peace, and hope. The benefits of struggles in the life of the believer and the power of God's love are conspicuous throughout. These discussions are centered not only on the eternal destiny of mankind, but also on the possibility of living successfully and abundantly in this life. The Big One flowed from a loving relationship between the author and his Savior and is a unique gift from God. These verses portray fundamental concepts in a lucid, unpretentious and honest manner. As you read, you will experience a magnetism which pulls you to the secret place of the Most High and propels you toward the real reason you are alive-to fear, obey, and glorify God.

The Big One

An Island, an Obsession, and the Furious Pursuit of a Great Fish
Author: David Kinney
Publisher: Open Road + Grove/Atlantic
ISBN: 9780802199997
Category: Sports & Recreation
Page: 288
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Published to rave reviews in hardcover and purchased by DreamWorks in a major film deal, The Big One is a spellbinding and richly atmospheric work of narrative journalism in the tradition of Friday Night Lights. Here is the story of a community—Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts—and a sporting event—the island’s legendary Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby—that is rendered with the same depth, color, and emotional power of the best fiction. Among the characters, we meet: Dick Hathaway, a crotchety legend who once caught a bluefish from a helicopter and was ultimately banned for cheating; Janet Messineo, a recovering alcoholic who says that striped bass saved her life; Buddy Vanderhoop, a boastful Native American charter captain who guides celebrity anglers like Keith Richards and Spike Lee; and Wyatt Jenkinson, a nine-year-old fishing fanatic whose mother is battling brain cancer. At the center of it all is five-time winner Lev Wlodyka, a cagey local whose next fish will spark a storm of controversy and throw the tournament into turmoil. Much more than just a book for fishing enthusiasts, The Big One is an exhilarating story of passion and obsession—and a powerful testament to the dreams that keep us all going.

The Big One

The True Story of an Epic Search to Find a Missing Small Plane Lost for Years
Author: Bruce Gallaher
Publisher: Sunstone Press
ISBN: 0865349479
Category: Health & Fitness
Page: 200
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When a small airplane carrying four men vanished in 1968 over the vast skies of Albuquerque, New Mexico a massive official search was launched in the rugged American Rocky Mountains. That official search was called off within two weeks with few leads. That plane and those four men had disappeared off the planet. This spellbinding saga follows the men's wives, families, and friends after they realized it was now up to them and them alone to find their loved ones. These amazing women were joined in their search by a cast of characters as diverse as the New Mexico landscape, including a group of Apollo space program engineers, a bar owner, a stunt pilot, a minister, some of the world's most renowned psychics, and an army of complete strangers. Along the way, they get help from President Lyndon Johnson, a U-2 spy plane, and an American Indian Tribe. The entire search effort ranks as one of the largest in State history, lasting nearly five years. An incredible, true story of how two young hikers in the remote mountains of New Mexico stumbled on the greatest discovery of not only their lives but the lives of hundreds of others. That discovery would change everything, forever, for everyone involved.

The Big One


Author: Stuart Slade
Publisher: Lulu.com
ISBN: 193933599X
Category:
Page: 213
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It is Summer, 1947. Europe is being torn apart by a war nobody can win. Nazi Germany occupies everything from the Pyranees to the Volga. In the East, American and Russian troops fight side-by-side to hold the Germans back. in the West, the U.S. Navy owns the Atlantic and uses its aircraft carriers to hurl fleets of fighter-bombers against any targets they can find, Nothing can stop the madness except the one last card America has left to play. A fleet of the largest bombers the world has ever seen and a terrifying new weapon to arm them.

Preparing for the "Big One"


Author: Jean Lin
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 9780788119972
Category:
Page: 52
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This report, written after the terrible Jan. 1994 Northridge, CA, earthquake, focuses attention on the earthquake mitigation needs of the L.A. area, discussing steps that can be taken to minimize injury & loss of life in future earthquakes. Most current mitigation efforts are actually a form of post-disaster response & recovery. This report looks at what can be done before the next emergency occurs. Extensive interviews were conducted to draw on the experience & insights of persons directly involved in earthquake recovery & mitigation efforts, including Federal, State, & local government officials, as well as representatives from utility companies & other private & nonprofit institutions in the L.A. area. Information was also compiled from news articles, published research on mitigation technology & the experience of other earthquakes, as well as from recently published assessments of the damage caused by the Northridge quake.

The Big One-Oh


Author: Dean Pitchford
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1101057785
Category: Juvenile Fiction
Page: 208
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Charley Maplewood has never been one for parties? that would require friends, which he doesn?t have. But now that he?s turning ten?the big oneoh? he decides to throw a birthday party for himself. Of course things don?t work out as he plans. In trying to make friends, he ends up inviting the class bully, and that?s before he ruins the cake and sets the garage on fire. Will Charley be able to pull it together before the big one-oh . . . becomes the big OH-NO?

We Were in the Big One

Experiences of the World War II Generation
Author: Mark P. Parillo
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
ISBN: 1461621593
Category: History
Page: 292
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World War II was truly the largest and greatest conflict in U.S. history. We Were in the Big One: Experiences of the World War II Generation is a collection of diary entries, letters, photographs, and other documents from that era. Carefully selected from the Eisenhower Library's World War II Participants Collection and other archives, this material-generated in response to the historical events themselves-reflects the mindset of the people who produced it. These documents shed light on one of the most important periods of American history. We Were in the Big One is one of the first books to make primary source material on this era widely available for use in the classroom. These contemporary documents reveal a great deal about the attitudes of the World War II generation toward matters such as gender, political beliefs, race, religion, social and cultural mores, and personal values. With a concise introduction and headnotes that introduce each document, Prof. Parillo provides an interpretive framework that puts the selections in context for students. Parillo shows how the war affected Americans across gender lines, across social and political spectrums, on the home front, and on the battlefield. This compelling text enables students to discover how the war truly influenced an entire generation of Americans. We Were in the Big One is an excellent resource for courses in American twentieth-century history, World War II, and U.S. social and cultural history.

Pointless Conversations: The Big One


Author: Scott Tierney
Publisher: Andrews UK Limited
ISBN: 1849894140
Category: Humor
Page: 71
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Pointless conversations: a selection of daft, ridiculous and utterly pointless meanderings from the mind of Scott Tierney. If you’ve ever wanted to know the answers to why Superman is a coward; why Spiderman should technically be deformed; and if Superdog caused the death of Krypton, then these bite-sized comics will reveal all. The discussions may be insane, and most of what is said is rambling, but despite this, you may find yourself agreeing with most of what is said. It’s a fair point: where does Spiderman store all that web?

Riding the Big One


Author: Ken Smith
Publisher: Lethe Press
ISBN: 1590214528
Category: Fiction
Page: 214
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Living somewhat isolated in the English countryside, the virgin Sandy, smooth bodied and slight of build, has just finished school when he is happily seduced by his best friend Pip, only to learn that this one he so desired is now off the join the army. With nothing else in mind to do for his future, Sandy promptly signs up for the navy, but with one thing on his mind, that is to follow up on his seduction by Pip, and ride the big one. What follows is a blow by blow (pun intended) account of Sandy's encounters, on ship and ashore, with shipmates and any number of gorgeous guys, one to one, threesomes and more; with Sandy thoroughly enjoys every minute of it, particularly when he is on the receiving end. An enjoyable and titillating diversion with the occasional surprise, Riding the Big One is well-worth reading.

Waiting for the Big One

Don't Tell my Mom I am in California
Author: H. A. George-Adams
Publisher: Editions Le Mono
ISBN: 2366594224
Category: Fiction
Page: 106
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What the scientists announce about the big one is very terrifying. They say that a high magnitude earthquake will hit California in the following months or years. It can happen anytime. It will cause a massive tsunami that would devastate Los Angeles and San Francisco. Areas that will not be devastated by the tsunami will be ravaged by fires caused by damaged electrical lines or appliances. And the survivors will need water because most water mains will be broken. They will need food because stores, roads, railways will be destroyed... How could I tell my mother that I have to stay many years in Los Angeles? No; I couldn’t. She would die of fear. Why do people live in California despite the heightened risk of the big one? Do they really know that researchers predict this natural disaster for soon? I passed a long moment on the forums and online platforms to see what Californians say about the big one? The messages are surprising: ---Maybe in few years you can imagine America without California. DESTROYED BY THE BIG ONE written on the map. ---Did you see what happened in Japan? They said the big one will be worst. Oh my God! ---Don’t worry. All those cynical predictions are organized by psychopaths who call themselves ‘experts’ of earthquake phenomena. No worry, the big one is a dream. Let me sleeping peaceful. ---No one can be prepared for a disaster. No one knows when the Big One will hit. Science cannot predict the future. Maybe a big one will hit soon Chicago or Washington DC, you never know. I live day by day and hope to survive. Good luck! ... Earthquakes are common occurrences in California. And while waiting for my first experience, I read a chapter of Roughing It, a book of Mark Twain in which he described how he experienced his first earthquake in California.

The Big One


Author: Harrison Arnston
Publisher: Kensington Publishing Corporation
ISBN: 9780821728956
Category: Fiction
Page: 430
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Ted Kowalczyk, an ex-FBI agent, discovers a secret government plot to deny the public information concerning a massive quake that is going to strike the city of Los Angeles

The big one

how do we ensure a robust federal response to a catastrophic earthquake in the Los Angeles Region? : field hearing before the Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management of the Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure, House of Representatives, One Hundred Ninth Congress, second session, February 23, 2006 (Whittier, California).
Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure. Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings, and Emergency Management
Publisher: Government Printing Office
ISBN: N.A
Category: Nature
Page: 82
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