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Author Dvorak, John (John J.), author.

Title Earthquake storms : the fascinating history and volatile future of the San Andreas Fault / John Dvorak.

Publication Info. New York, NY : Pegasus Books, 2014.


Location Call No. OPAC Message Status
 Axe 2nd Floor Stacks  551.2209794 D959e 2014    ---  Available
1 copy being processed for Axe Acquisitions Order.
Edition First Pegasus Books cloth edition.
Description xviii, 254 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
text rdacontent
unmediated rdamedia
volume rdacarrier
Note Includes index.
Contents Prologue: The swimmer -- A noble earthquake -- No occasion for alarm -- A tumult of motions and noises -- Bridging "the Golden Gate" -- Blue cut and the Mormon Rocks -- The troubled world of Charles Richter -- Of petrol and pinnacles -- A transformative idea -- To quake or not to quake -- Ancient tremors -- Disassembling California -- Earthquake storms -- Epilogue: Bodega Bay.
Summary The San Andreas Fault is everywhere, and primed for a colossal quake. For decades, scientists have warned that such a sudden shifting of the Earth's crust is inevitable. In fact, it is a geologic necessity. The San Andreas fault runs almost the entire length of California, from the redwood forest to the east edge of the Salton Sea. Along the way, it passes through two of the largest urban areas of the country-- San Francisco and Los Angeles. Dozens of major highways and interstates cross it. Scores of housing developments have been planted over it. The words "San Andreas" are so familiar today that they have become synonymous with earthquake. Yet, few people understand the San Andreas or the network of subsidiary faults it has spawned. Some run through Hollywood, others through Beverly Hills and Santa Monica. The Hayward fault slices the football stadium at the University of California in half. Even among scientists, few appreciate that the San Andreas fault is a transient, evolving system that, as seen today, is younger than the Grand Canyon and key to our understanding of earthquakes worldwide.
Subject San Andreas Fault (Calif.)
San Andreas Fault (Calif.) -- History.
Earthquakes -- California.
Earthquakes -- California -- History.
Faults (Geology) (OCoLC)fst00921993
Earthquakes. (OCoLC)fst00900899
Faults (Geology) -- California.
California. (OCoLC)fst01204928
California -- San Andreas Fault. (OCoLC)fst01250198
Genre/Form History. (OCoLC)fst01411628
ISBN 9781605984957 : $27.95

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