Regarding the article by Dunbar and Hittleman on “Natural Hazards Education on the Web” (SRL 71:5 [2000], p. 544, I too have found the Web a useful tool for class assignments in my hazards class. I found it unfortunate, however, that one of the Web pages highlighted (Figure 5) continues a common misconception about the 1906 San Francisco earthquake. Archival work by Gladys Hansen of the Museum of San Francisco refutes the notion that only 700 people died and that fire caused the majority of the 1906 casualties (Gladys Hansen and Emmet Condon, 1989, Denial of Disaster: The Untold...

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