READ Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters Author William L. Sullivan
E The last chapter is a Fictional Epilogue about how an
earthuake and tsunami might effect Oregon in the future including a downright macabre account of visitors evacuating the Oregon Coast Auarium and tsunami might effect Oregon in the future including a downright macabre account of visitors evacuating the Oregon Coast Auarium other coastal areas "in advance of a large scale inundation Difficult stuff to read but all the reason to be earthuake and "advance of a large scale inundation Difficult stuff to read but all the reason to be earthuake and prepared everyone A cool but inconsistent book Somewhere between a catalog of disasters and actual writing With A Fictional Description a fictional description what a Cascadia subduction event tacked on to the end Oregon is definitely filled with many varied and interesting ways to die And now I understand them a bit than I did even if this book didn t make that a completely easy process 35 of 5 Excellent selected history of Oregon This book is a MUST READ for all Oregonians Besides giving Oregon residents a lot of good info to be aware about natural disasters which can and will occur in our state Sullivan relays stories of people who went through natural disasters in Oregon history and it reads like a novel I am fascinated by Earth Science but I think even people who aren t really into the subject will love this book I can t imagine anyone not being shocked and horrified by these events throughout Oregon s history In a matter of minutes Mother Nature can manipulate huge areas of the landscape kill hundreds sometimes even thousands of people and crumpled towns like they were made out of paper Even if ou re not from Oregon read this book I thumbed through this one It wasn t what I thought it would be There are a lot of graphics that give some visualization on the same subject of subduction earthuakes covered in Thompson s Cascadia s Fault as well as other disasters not related to earthuakes. A final fictional chapter takes a look at what might happen when a major earthuake and tsunami next strike Oregon's coast. .
T why and think about preparation This is a fascinating history of Oregon s natural disasters beginning with the ice age floods earthuakes tsunamis modern floods volcanoes
Fires And Wind Storms Theand wind storms The of previous devastating earthuakes and tsunamis and the inevitability of future major earthuakes and tsunamis in Oregon are especially chilling in the context of the recent events in Japan The book is well written and is a fast read Can t go wrong with Bill Sullivan He explores our state s history of flood earthuake tsunamis volcanoes and with solid science and drama along with some amusing anecdotes informational fun and easy reading The last chapter is pure disaster porn taking place in
2020 over a week of the area experiencingover a week of the area experiencing 92 richter scale earthuake off the coast tsunami s on the coast and a killer earthuake into Portland Good stuff Well written and informative account of Oregon s geologic history events and likely future The book interesting and informative as it was left me feeling rather uncomfortable about living near the beach I ve lived through some really big storms here I ve known about the probability of a big earthuake and tsunami for a long time but reading about all the devastation in one book left me wanting to run to the hills what hills I m not sure because it seems like nowhere is safe And that left me feeling a little shaky about living on this planet The planet is probably feeling a little shaky about having humans on it too Th This is kind of a must have title if ou re interested in the natural processes of the Earth and how they can lead to cataclysm The book covers both recent and prehistoric disasters including earthuake volcanoes tsunami landslide and forest fir. Uptions and then analyzes the cycles behind these events in order to help predict and prepare for future natural disasters. .
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A must read for any Oregonian Growing up in California the big one was always lurking but I had no idea as to the threats in Oregon I thought flooding was going to be perilous then earthuakes but living on the West Coast they are prevalent anywhere ou might reside I loved how the book was broken up so each chapter focused on a particular type of disaster
and the individuals involved This humanized the incidents and brought reality to the tragedies While the epilogue was onlythe individuals involved This humanized the incidents and brought reality the tragedies While the epilogue was the only of fiction in the book I thought it was very important in bringing the most possible threat to life A threat that could visit us in the near future Whole communities were lost on the coast or stranded due to the cataclysmic effects of seismic activity I enjoyed this book in three ways First as a remembrance As a native Oregonian I remember well the Columbus Day Storm of 62 And the floods of 1964 And the ash dusting we received over 100 miles away from Mt Saint Helens Secondly his book filled in some gaps in my knowledge of some big events in Oregon s history Some things like the Tillamook Burn I new little about and others like the Heppner Flood were new to me But no matter what natural disaster Sullivan is writing about he does an excellent
Job Of Blending Scienceof blending science history and personal stories into compelling chapters It s these personal stories that draw Impossible Things you in and makeou pause There s a theme throughout the book of this couldor will happen again It s at this level I find the book most valuable How would we respond to a large disaster Are we prepared To drive home the point Sullivan offers a fictional epilogue of people caught and isolated in disaster set in the near futureRemember what happened learn abou. This informative entertaining book tells the stories of Oregon's greatest floods fires earthuakes tsunamis and volcanic er.