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From Publisher's Website: How do people react when a combination of their choices and pure chance spares them from certain death? Such was the situation one night fifty years ago when an earthquake-produced rockslide buried a forest campground and killed 28 persons in southwestern Montana. Survivors were only a few feet away from death. Of one family of six, four died. For terrified hours, temporal human life interfaced with natural forces millennia in the making. It was the largest earthquake ever recorded in the Rocky Mountains. Earth scientists differed then and now about how to interpret the quake and its relation to volatile Yellowstone volcanic potential and hydrothermal explosiveness nearby. It is a story of earth-building unfolded before us-its wonders as well as its terrors.
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Book Description Skifoot Press, Spokane, WA, USA, 2009. Soft cover. Condition: New. 1st Edition. 134 pp, photos, maps. Our earth is a living, breathing entity, never sleeping, but sometimes shifting with consequences for us who are near. This book helps us understand this phenomenon, in a way that is both technically accurate and compassionately human. As the catastrophic 2014 mudslide in Oso, Washington showed us, these events typically give us warnings if we are informed enough to understand them. This book accomplishes that!. Signed by the Author. Seller Inventory # 5896JE
Book Description Skifoot Press, 2009. Paperback. Condition: New. Never used!. Seller Inventory # P110982362307
Book Description Skifoot Press, Spokane, Washington, 2009. Soft Cover. Condition: New. Signed by the author on the title page as follows: "Enjoy!/Doug Huigen/50th anniversary/of the quake!" Also on the title page is a stamp from the Earthquake Visitor Center. This book was signed by the author and stamped at the visitor center on the day of the 50th anniversary of the quake of 17 August 1959. In addition, it is signed at the top of Chapter 4 by the author of Chapter 4, Tootie Greene, a nurse who was present in a campsite at the event and who had studied first-aid just in time. Clean, fresh, tight and bright. This is the story of the 7.5 Hebgen Lake earthquake and rockslide, that happened near midnight of August 17, 1959, that killed 28 people. It is the story of survivors recalling their night of fear and the meaning of being spared. Volume consists of an introduction, acknowledgements, 11 chapters, with illustrations after chapter 9, an appendix, a glossary, and references. 134 pages. A seminal event in Montana History. A very nice copy. Signed By the Author. Seller Inventory # 0005934