Great Quake


New York Times science writer Henry Fountain's Great Quake is an account of the 1964 Alaskan earthquakethe second largest in recorded history in the Western Hemisphere, and out of which geologist George Plafker proved plate tectonic theorytold through interweaving narratives of the geologist studying the quake's wreckage, and the lives affected on the ground; providing readers with a deeply human picture of the earthquake and its aftermath; a portrait of rugged Alaska, only five years into its statehood; and an understanding of how the scientific discoveries following the quake impact us today.


North American publisher: Crown (forthcoming)

Foreign rights contact: Crown

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