Next New Madrid Earthquake: A Survival Guide for the Midwest

Next New Madrid Earthquake: A Survival Guide for the Midwest

by William Atkinson
     
 

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Scientists who specialize in the study of Mississippi Valley earthquakes say that the region is overdue for a powerful tremor that will cause major damage and undoubtedly some casualties.

The inevitability of a future quake and the lack of preparation by both individuals and communities provided the impetus for this book. Atkinson brings together applicable

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Scientists who specialize in the study of Mississippi Valley earthquakes say that the region is overdue for a powerful tremor that will cause major damage and undoubtedly some casualties.

The inevitability of a future quake and the lack of preparation by both individuals and communities provided the impetus for this book. Atkinson brings together applicable information from many disciplines: history, geology and seismology, engineering, zoology, politics and community planning, economics, environmental science, sociology, and psychology and mental health to provide the most comprehensive perspective to date of the myriad impacts of a major earthquake on the Mississippi Valley.

Atkinson addresses such basic questions as "What, actually, are earthquakes? How do they occur? Where are they likely to occur? Can they be predicted, perhaps even prevented?" He also addresses those steps that individuals can take to improve their chances for survival both during and after an earthquake.

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A lively (and at places lurid) popular explication of the natural history of quakes, and projections of damage at various intensities. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780809313204
Publisher:
Southern Illinois University Press
Publication date:
06/28/1989
Series:
Shawnee Books
Edition description:
1st Edition
Pages:
224
Sales rank:
532,290
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.50(d)

Meet the Author

William Atkinson is a freelance writer with more than 2,000 articles published and is the author of The Safety Management Handbook.

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