The Next Tsunami

Living on A Restless Coast

Henderson, Bonnie

Book - 2014
Average Rating: 4.5 stars out of 5.
The Next Tsunami
The Next Tsunami chronicles the journey to understand the Cascadia Subduction Zone, a fault line off the Pacific coast capable of producing earthquakes and tsunamis even larger than the 2011 Tohoku quake in Japan. The author shares the stories of scientists like Alfred Wegener, who formulated his theory of continental drift while gazing at ice floes calving from Greenland glaciers, and Brian Atwater, who paddled his aluminum canoe up muddy coastal streams looking for layers of peat sandwiched among sand and silt. The story begins and ends in Seaside, Oregon, with geologist Tom Horning, who survived the tsunami that hit Seaside in 1964. No one understands the science, politics, and psychology of living in a tsunami zone better than Horning, whose Seaside home will be among the first to be destroyed.

Publisher: Corvallis :, Oregon State University Press,, 2014
ISBN: 9780870717321
Branch Call Number: 363.34 H4962n 2014
Characteristics: viii, 322 pages :,illustration, maps ;,23 cm


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List - Cascadia subduction zone by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 22, 2014

The first chapter sucked me right in with a first person account of the Good Friday tsunami that hit Seaside Oregon in 1964. Have a cottage on the Oregon coast? Might be worth looking into tsunami insurance. It's happened before, and it will happen again. Read local: Bonnie Henderson is a native... Read More »

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