The New Madrid Earthquakes, Revised Edition
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BeschreibungSince its publication in a cloth edition in 1976, Penick's book has met with enormous regional appeal as well as critical acclaim. For the new paper edition, the author has written a new introduction. New material in the final chapter reports on the scientific inquiries into the New Madrid quakes since 1976.Critical comments on the cloth edition: "James Penick has put together a well-written account of the quakes and their effects upon people, animals, waterways, and land. Based on the scattered accounts of the times it offers a good insight into the reactions of persons suddenly confronted with the perils of the unknown. The vivid description of the devastation wrought upon the face of the land gives a picture of dramatic change brought about by the upheaval of natural forces. In short, reading Penick's work one is readily caught up in the total violence of the event."--"American Historical Review ""Penick provides information relevant to present studies of earthquakes in this area."--"Earthquake Information Bulletin"
PortraitJames L. Penick, Jr., is Professor of History at Loyola University of Chicago. Among his many published works is "The Great Western Land Pirate: John A. Murrell in Legend and History "(University of Missouri Press, 1981).
Untertitel: Empfohlen ab 14 Jahre. Revised. Sprache: Englisch.
Verlag: UNIV OF MISSOURI PR
Erscheinungsdatum: November 1981
Seitenanzahl: 192 Seiten