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The Big One: The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science By Charles Officer Jake Page,

  • Title: The Big One: The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science
  • Author: Charles Officer Jake Page
  • ISBN: 9780618341504
  • Page: 108
  • Format: Hardcover
  • In the early 1800s a series of gargantuan earth tremors seized the American frontier Tremendous roars and flashes of eerie light accompanied huge spouts of water and gas Six foot high waterfalls appeared in the Mississippi River, thousands of trees exploded, and some 1,500 people in what was then a sparsely populated wilderness were killed A region the size of TexIn the early 1800s a series of gargantuan earth tremors seized the American frontier Tremendous roars and flashes of eerie light accompanied huge spouts of water and gas Six foot high waterfalls appeared in the Mississippi River, thousands of trees exploded, and some 1,500 people in what was then a sparsely populated wilderness were killed A region the size of Texas, centered in Missouri and Arkansas, was rent apart, and the tremors reached as far as Montreal Forget the 1906 earthquake this set of quakes constituted the Big One The United States would face certain catastrophe if such quakes occurred again Could they The answer lies in seismology, a science that is still coming to grips with the Big One Jake Page and Charles Officer rely on compelling historical accounts and the latest scientific findings to tell a fascinating, long forgotten story in which the naturalist John James Audubon, the Shawnee chief Tecumseh, scientists, and charlatans all play roles Whether describing devastating earthquakes or a dire year in a young nation, The Big One offers astounding breadth and drama.
    The Big One The Earthquake That Rocked Early America and Helped Create a Science In the early s a series of gargantuan earth tremors seized the American frontier Tremendous roars and flashes of eerie light accompanied huge spouts of water and gas Six foot high waterfalls appea

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    1. This book didn t grab me like I thought a book about the New Madrid earthquakes would, given that I grew up not that far from the quake zone The most interesting parts of the book had noting to do with New Madrid, and the flow between topics was kind of chaotic Overall it lacked focus, in my opinion, and so I wouldn t recommend it very highly.

    2. Most American are familiar with the San Andreas fault and the infamous earthquakes that rock the West Coast every few decades but the New Madrid area of Missouri is unfamiliar to most New Madrid lies on the bank of the muddy Mississippi River not your usual suspect for earthquake activity This book takes the reader back to the morning of December 16, 1811 The residents of New Madrid were rudely awakened by the strange lights, geysers of gas, and the ferocious movement of the earth an earthquake [...]

    3. It s not a big book, but it took me forever to read it It started out fairly interesting, then the authors got far too technical, it was less about history and about statistics I was very disappointed I chose this book over When the Mississippi ran backwards because it seemed about the earthquake and what happened instead of the crime Next time I ll read the reviews before I pick up the book.

    4. The story of the New Madrid earthquakes of 1811 12 and seismology in general Since 1970s modern work has been done in area The interesting bit is that this is not a typical place to have earthquakes, as there is no plate boundary

    5. I ve always been fascinated by the science of natural disasters Page and Officer do a great job exploring the big earthquake of 1811.

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