Cascadia's Fault The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami That Could Devastate North America

ISBN-10: 1582436436
ISBN-13: 9781582436432
Edition: 2011
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Book details

List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 2011
Publisher: Rough Guides, Limited
Publication date: 5/1/2011
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 352
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Simon Winchester has written works based on his travels through Africa, India and Hong Kong, including The River at the Center of the World (1996), about his trip along the Yangtze River. He has also written The Professor and the Madman: A Tale of Murder, Insanity, the Making of the Oxford English Dictionary, The Alice Behind Wonderland and served as the Asia-Pacific editor for Conde Nast Traveler. He lives in Massachusetts and in the Western Isles of Scotland. His title The Men Who United the States: America's Explorers, Inventors, Eccentrics and Mavericks, and the Creation of One Nation, Indivisible made The New York Times Best Seller List in 2013.

Maps
Foreword
Introduction
Tremors and Ripples
Mexico City: Preview of Coming Events
Lessons from the Rubble: A Front-Page Story
The Alaska Megathrust: Cascadia's Northern Cousin
Against the Wind of Convention: Plafker, Benioff, and Press
Cauldron and Crust: The Rehabilitation of Continental Drift
Nuke on a Fault: Early Clues in Humboldt Bay
Proving the Doubters Wrong: The Chile Connection
Mount St. Helens: Cascadia's Smoking Gun?
Setbacks and Breakthroughs
Mud Cores and Lasers: The Search for Evidence
The Whoops Factor: Cascadia's True Nature Revealed
Quake Hunters: Finding Cascadia's Ghost Forest
Cedars, Peat, and Turbidites: A Tipping Point at Monmouth
Cascadia's Segmented Past: Apocalypse or Decades of Terror?
Digital Water: Catching Waves in a Computer
Defining the Zone: Hot Rocks and High Water
Cracks, Missing Rings, and Native Voices: Closing In on a Killer Quake
The Orphan Tsunami: Final Proof of Cascadia's Last Rupture
Episodic Tremor and Slip: Tracking Cascadia with GPS
Turbidite Timeline: Cascadia's Long and Violent History
When's This Going to Happen? The Problems with Prediction
Shockwaves
Facing Reality: Cascadia Equals Sumatra
The Next Wave: Thinking the Unthinkable
Watching It Happen, Wishing It Wouldn't
Cascadia's Fault: Day of Reckoning
Epilogue: Survival and Resilience, a State of Mind
Acknowledgments
Suggestions for Further Reading

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