Looks at the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811-12 and their place in American culture and history, exploring earthquake prediction and stories of figures including Thomas Jefferson, Daniel Boone, Chief Tecumseh, and Abraham Lincoln. Includes first-person accounts of the Midwest earthquakes and aftershocks, plus information on modern methods of seismology and how to protect self and family during an earthquake. Includes b&w illustrations. For general readers. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Dr. David Stewart is a seismologist, hydrologist, author, and lecturer and is considered to be one of the foremost authorities on the New Madrid fault zone of the central U.S. He is a former engineer with the U.S. Geological Survey in Southern California, a former instructor at the Emergency Management Institute (FEMA) in Emmitsburg, MD, a former Director of the Central United States Earthquake Consortium (CUSEC), and former professor at the University of North Carolina, Chapen Hill, and Southeast Missouri State University, where he was the Director of the Center for Earthquake Studies. He served from 1990-93 on the editorial board of Earthquake Spectra, internatiional journal of the Earthquake Engineering Research Institute (EERI). He is author or coauthor of more than a dozen books and over 200 published articles, some of which have been translated into more than ten languages. His brochure, "Earthquake Guide to Home and Office," has distributed more than a million copies. He is author of the book, "Damages & Losses from Future New Madrid Earthquakes," published by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) which is used by National Guard units, Red Cross chapters, insurance companies, hosipitals, state and county emergency management agencies as a basos for earthquake planning in the Midwest. He has been quoted in many newspapers and magazines throughout the world and has been on television in 44 countries.Review:
"A real page turner, This book will reward you richly. Don't miss it!"
Jay Hathaway, Director, AAHCC, Sherman Oaks, California -- Testimonial letter
"The best earthquake book I have ever read."
Virginia Carlson, Curator, New Madrid Historical Museum, New Madrid, Missouri -- Testimonial letter
Dr. Stewart and Dr. Knox have increased earthquake knowledge for the world. This book is a happy marriage between the rigors of science and the dramatic style of anovel."
Professor Teresa, Crespellani, Author and researcher, Earthquake Engineering, University of Firenze, Florence, Italy. -- Testimonial letter
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