Quakeland: On the Road to America's Next Devastating Earthquake
by Kathryn Miles Author
Earthquakes: not just for San Francisco anymore. Natural faultlines can be inactive for centuries; New England is due for one soon. Then there are new risks: mines, fracking, and levees/dams all increase quake activity. Author Kathryn Miles tracks the history of human-made quakes (Colorado, 1962, after millions of gallons of chemical waste were pumped underground), uncovers risks (Memphis, Salt Lake City, etc., etc.), and discusses our preparation - or lack thereof -for the upcoming Big Ones. Learn and prepare.
“An earthquake-themed road trip that is popular science in the Mary Roach mold: the writer as intrepid explorer of science and amiable, wisecracking proxy for the lay reader.”
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