Henry Fountain's GREAT QUAKE sold to Roger Scholl at Crown

NYT science writer Henry Fountain's GREAT QUAKE, 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, to Roger Scholl at Crown, on exclusive submission, by Gillian MacKenzie of the Gillian MacKenzie Agency (world). gmackenzie@gillianmackenzieagency.com