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Main Title The myth of solid ground : earthquakes, prediction, and the fault line between reason and faith /
Author Ulin, David L.
Publisher Viking,
Year Published 2004
OCLC Number 54024216
ISBN 0670033235 (acid-free paper); 9780670033232 (acid-free paper); 0143035258 (pbk.); 9780143035251 (pbk.)
Subjects Earthquake prediction--California. ; Earthquakes--California--Psychological aspects. ; Erdbebenvorhersage. ; Kalifornien.
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ELBM  QE538.8.U45 2004 AWBERC Library/Cincinnati,OH 01/14/2013
Collation x, 290 p. ; 22 cm.
Includes index.
Contents Notes
Three April earthquakes -- The X-files -- A brief history of seismology -- Earthquake country -- Before and after science -- Shaking all over -- East of Eden -- The unified field theory of everything -- The myth of solid ground. "Earthquakes are one of the great unsolved geological mysteries, in which science begins to fade to the fringes as an odd assortment of researchers, psychics, and apocalyptics base their predictions on everything from changes in the earth's magnetic fields to the behavior of whales. David L. Ulin's new book is a journey - both personal and cultural - through this world of earthquakes and earthquake prediction, one that seeks a middle ground between science and superstition, while also looking for a larger context in which seismicity might make sense."--BOOK JACKET.