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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
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1949-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Thompson, Jerry
Dewey number
551.2209164/32
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
Index
index present
LC call number
QE535.2.N6
LC item number
T46 2011
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Earthquakes
  • Tsunamis
  • Earthquake prediction
  • Tsunamis
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Natural disasters
  • Cascadia Subduction Zone
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 (pages 321-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- p. 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 pages
Isbn
9781582436432
Lccn
2011010749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0009332311
  • 1239163
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 (pages 321-329) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
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 -- p. 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 pages
Isbn
9781582436432
Lccn
2011010749
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, maps
System control number
  • BK0009332311
  • 1239163

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