The Next Tsunami
320 pages, 6 x 9
Paperback
Release Date:01 Apr 2014
ISBN:9780870717321
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The Next Tsunami

Living on a Restless Coast

Oregon State University Press

The Next Tsunami chronicles the journey to understand theCascadia Subduction Zone, a fault line off the Pacific coast capable ofproducing earthquakes and tsunamis even larger than the 2011 Tohokuquake in Japan. The author shares the stories of scientists like AlfredWegener, who formulated his theory of continental drift while gazing atice floes calving from Greenland glaciers, and Brian Atwater, whopaddled his aluminum canoe up muddy coastal streams looking for layersof peat sandwiched among sand and silt. The story begins and ends inSeaside, Oregon, with geologist Tom Horning, who survived the tsunamithat hit Seaside in 1964. No one understands the science, politics, andpsychology of living in a tsunami zone better than Horning, whoseSeaside home will be among the first to be destroyed.

Bonnie Henderson is the author of Strand: AnOdyssey of Pacific Ocean Debris, which was an Oregon Book Awardsfinalist and was named one of the Best Books of 2008 by the SeattleTimes, as well as two hiking guidebooks, both in their thirdeditions. She has been a newspaper reporter and editor, an editor atSunset magazine, and a writer for a number of magazines.
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