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Published in the United States by Crown, an imprint of the Crown Publishing Group, a division of Penguin Random House LLC, New York. In the great San Francisco quake of 1906-a defining catastrophe in the history of the United States-the ground had shaken for perhaps sixty seconds. The duration of shaking is an imprecise measure of a quake’s power, but the longer the ground shakes, the greater the likelihood of widespread destruction. Anchorage, from what Plafker had heard, had been hit hard. Whole blocks of the downtown were in shambles, with buildings and the streets they sat on torn apart by the tremors.

The Great Quake" also tells stories of devastation and survival. Most of the 139 deaths were caused by the tsunami resulting from the quake (for some reason the author refers to tsunamis as 'tidal waves' throughout this book-perhaps because that's what they were called back in 1964. The history of plate tectonics winds steadily through this book and reaches a climax in Plafker's identification of the Great Alaskan Quake as the first recognized "megathrust" earthquake. He later classified the 1960 M. Chilean quake as a megathrust quake, and soon scientists were seeing them everywhere-most especially in the 'Ring of Fire' surrounding the Pacific Ocean.

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history - the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega - and the geologist.

In the bestselling tradition of Erik Larson’s Isaac’s Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history - the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega - and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place. on March 27, 1964, a magnitude . earthquake – the second most powerful in world history – struck the young state of Alaska

Henry Fountain dissects the connections between Alaska’s. for the price of one. The rst proposition is that the 1964. Alaska earthquake changed our understanding of the. planet (the book’s subtitle)

Henry Fountain dissects the connections between Alaska’s. Great Earthquake of 27 March 1964 and geologists’. perceptions of how Earth’s crust slowly renews itself. Charles Darwin’s synthesis of his and other naturalists’. observations persuaded 19th century scientists to replace. planet (the book’s subtitle).

The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet. Henry Fountain the then controversial theory of plate tectonics. On March 27, 1964, at 5:36 . the biggest earthquake ever recorded in North America-and the second biggest ever in the world, measuring . on the Richter scale-struck Alaska, devastating coastal towns and villages and killing more than 130 people in what was then a relatively sparsely populated region.

In The Great Quake, Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. On March 27, 1964, a great earthquake with a Richter magnitude of . to . crippled south-central Alaska, as the Geological Survey put it in a subsequent report

In The Great Quake, Henry Fountain recounts what we learned from North America’s biggest temblor. In Quakeland, Kathryn Miles takes a fault-eye view of the continent. crippled south-central Alaska, as the Geological Survey put it in a subsequent report. It released twice as much energy as the 1906 earthquake that wracked San Francisco. In the small Alaska town of Chenega a tidal wave, caused by that quake, swept a third of the villagers right out to sea.

Yet through the earthquake Fountain tells the story of how the theory of plate tectonics cane to be accepted in the . I only have one issue with the writing style, and that is in readability and focus

Yet through the earthquake Fountain tells the story of how the theory of plate tectonics cane to be accepted in the scientific community. I and basically everyone in my generation learned about plate tectonics in secondary science class, but I didn’t realize that this theory is new enough that probably no one in my parents’ generation learned about it in secondary school. I only have one issue with the writing style, and that is in readability and focus. For example, the big narrative draw of the book is what caused the Alaska earthquake?, yet I didn’t feel that the mystery was adequately explored before the long narrative of the earthquake itself began.

Henry Fountain brings the instant of the quake to life for the reader with eyewitness .

The geological makeup of this area is so well explained that after hearing the term plate tectonics for years, I finally actually understand how they work, what is going on, and how it affects us living on this active planet. It was the largest recorded earthquake in North America, at a . on the Richter scale, second only to the "big one", a . in Chile in 1960.

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How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet. Narrated by: Robert Fass. In the best-selling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history - the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega - and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place. How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet.

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The Great Quake_ How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet by Henry Fountain ePUB eBOOK-ZAK
In the best-selling tradition of Erik Larson's Isaac's Storm, The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history - the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega - and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.
At 5:36 p.m. on March 27, 1964, a magnitude 9.2 earthquake - the second most powerful in world history - struck the young state of Alaska. The violent shaking, followed by massive tsunamis, devastated the southern half of the state and killed more than 130 people. A day later George Plafker, a geologist with the US Geological Survey, arrived to investigate. His fascinating scientific detective work in the months that followed helped confirm the then-controversial theory of plate tectonics.
In a compelling tale about the almost unimaginable brute force of nature, New York Times science journalist Henry Fountain combines history and science to bring the quake and its aftermath to life in vivid detail. With deep on-the-ground reporting from Alaska, often in the company of George Plafker, Fountain shows how the earthquake left its mark on the land and its people - and on science.
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The Great Quake How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet by Henry Fountain ePUB eBOOK-ZAK