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The great quake : how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet, Henry Fountain

Label
The great quake : how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet
Title
The great quake
Title remainder
how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet
Statement of responsibility
Henry Fountain
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Examines the biggest earthquake in recorded history in North America--the 1964 Alaskan earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and obliterated the coastal village of Chenega--and the scientist sent to look for geological clues to explain the dynamics of earthquakes, who helped to confirm the then controversial theory of plate tectonics
Biography type
contains biographical information
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Fountain, Henry
Dewey number
551.2209798/3
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
QE535.2.U6
LC item number
F65 2017
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Plafker, George
  • Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964
  • Earthquakes
  • Earthquake damage
  • Geologists
  • Seismology
  • Prince William Sound Region (Alaska)
  • Prince William Sound Region (Alaska)
Label
The great quake : how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet, Henry Fountain
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Altered state -- Under the mountain -- An accident of geography -- Clam broth and beer -- The floating world -- Spiking out -- Before the storm -- Faults -- Shaken -- Stunned -- The barnacle line -- Rebuilding -- Deep thinking -- Acceptance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904060
Lccn
2016059373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2016059373
Label
The great quake : how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet, Henry Fountain
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 264-269) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Altered state -- Under the mountain -- An accident of geography -- Clam broth and beer -- The floating world -- Spiking out -- Before the storm -- Faults -- Shaken -- Stunned -- The barnacle line -- Rebuilding -- Deep thinking -- Acceptance
Dimensions
25 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
vii, 277 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781101904060
Lccn
2016059373
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
2016059373

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