On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake

September 28, 2021|
On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake by Gregor Craigie
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The Big One and what we can do to get ready for it.

Mention the word earthquake and most people think of California. But while the Golden State shakes on a regular basis, Washington State, Oregon, and British Columbia are located in a zone that can produce the world’s biggest earthquakes and tsunamis. In the eastern part of the continent, small cities and large, from Ottawa to Montréal to New York City, sit in active earthquake zones. In fact, more than 100-million North Americans live in active seismic zones, many of whom do not realize the risk to their community.

For more than a decade, Gregor Craigie interviewed scientists, engineers, and emergency planners about earthquakes, disaster response, and resilience. He has also collected vivid first-hand accounts from people who have survived deadly earthquakes. His fascinating and deeply researched book dives headfirst into explaining the science behind The Big One — and asks what we can do now to prepare ourselves for events geologists say aren''t a matter of if, but when.

Gregor Craigie has been a news producer, reporter, and on-air host. He is presently the host of CBC’s On the Island in Victoria, BC. He is a former reporter for CBS Radio and a former BBC journalist, who read the news to millions of American listeners of The World on Public Radio International.
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Title:On Borrowed Time: North America's Next Big Quake
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:248 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Shipping dimensions:248 pages, 9 X 6 X 0.8 in
Published:September 28, 2021
Publisher:Goose Lane Editions
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9781773102061

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