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The Resource Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America, Jerry Thompson ; with an introduction by Simon Winchester

Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America, Jerry Thompson ; with an introduction by Simon Winchester

Label
Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America
Title
Cascadia's fault
Title remainder
the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America
Statement of responsibility
Jerry Thompson ; with an introduction by Simon Winchester
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Explains that a major earthquake and resulting tsunamis are likely to occur off the Pacific Northwest coast any time within the next two hundred years, arguing that the effects of the disaster will be far worse than the damage from the 2004 Sumatran quake and tsunamis
Cataloging source
DLC
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1949-
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Thompson, Jerry
Dewey number
551.2209164/32
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquake prediction
  • Tsunamis
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
Label
Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America, Jerry Thompson ; with an introduction by Simon Winchester
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • pt. 1. 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? --
  • pt. 2. 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 --
  • pt. 3. 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781582436432
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011010749
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn670481610
  • (OCoLC)670481610
Label
Cascadia's fault : the earthquake and tsunami that could devastate North America, Jerry Thompson ; with an introduction by Simon Winchester
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Contents
  • pt. 1. 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? --
  • pt. 2. 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 --
  • pt. 3. 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
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xxii, 337 p.
Isbn
9781582436432
Isbn Type
(hc.)
Lccn
2011010749
Other physical details
maps
System control number
  • ocn670481610
  • (OCoLC)670481610

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