Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters

Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters

by William Sullivan

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Giant earthquakes and tsunamis devastate western Oregon every 300 to 600 years. The last one hit in 1700, so we're due anytime. This informative, entertaining book tells the stories of Oregon's past floods, fires, and eruptions. Then it investigates the cycles behind our natural disasters and takes look at what may happen when the next "Big One" strikes.

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BN ID: 2940148265221
Publisher: Navillus Press
Publication date: 01/29/2014
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 264
File size: 11 MB
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About the Author

William L. Sullivan is the author of a dozen nonfiction books about Oregon and four novels, as well as monthly outdoor columns for the Eugene Register-Guard and Salem Statesman-Journal. A fifth-generation Oregonian, he received his English degree at Cornell University, studied linguistics at Germany’s Heidelberg University, and completed an M.A. in German at the University of Oregon.
In 1985 he set out to explore Oregon’s wilderness on a 1,361-mile solo backpacking trek from the state’s westernmost point at Cape Blanco to Oregon’s easternmost point at the bottom of Hells Canyon. His journal of that two-month adventure, published as Listening for Coyote, was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s “100 Books.” Since then he has written a series of 100 Hikes guides describing the trails of Oregon.
Sullivan’s hobbies include backcountry ski touring, playing the pipe organ, and promoting libraries. He and his wife Janell Sorensen live in Eugene but spend summers without roads or electricity in a log cabin they built by hand along a wilderness river in Oregon’s Coast Range. Sullivan’s memoir of his adventures at that cabin retreat is entitled Cabin Fever: Notes From a Part-Time Pioneer. A complete list of Sullivan’s books and speaking engagements is available at www.oregonhiking.com.

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