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The lost history of the New Madrid earthquakes

Author: Conevery Bolton Valenčius
Publisher: Chicago London : University of Chicago Press, 2015 ©2013
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : Paperback editionView all editions and formats
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"From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the continent's mightiest river. For decades, people puzzled over the causes of the quakes, but by the time the nation began to recover from the Civil War, the New Madrid earthquakes had been essentially forgotten. In The  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Conevery Bolton Valenčius
ISBN: 9780226273754 022627375X
OCLC Number: 907301896
Notes: Originally published: 2013.
Description: 460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 23 cm
Contents: A Great Commotion: The Experience of the New Madrid Earthquakes --
Earthquakes and the End of the New Madrid Hinterland --
Revival and Resistance: Earthquakes on Native Ground --
The Quaking Body: Sensation, Electricity, and Religious Revival --
Vernacular Science: Knowing Earthquakes in the Early United States --
Sunk Lands and Submerged Knowledge: How War, Swamps, and Seismographs Hid Evidence of the New Madrid Earthquakes --
The Science of Deep History: Old Accounts and Modern Science of New Madrid --
Conclusion: Memory and Earth in the Mississippi Valley.
Responsibility: Conevery Bolton Valencius.

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From December 1811 to February 1812, massive earthquakes shook the middle Mississippi Valley, collapsing homes, snapping large trees midtrunk, and briefly but dramatically reversing the flow of the  Read more...

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"Weaving deep time with human time, Valencius gives us exemplary science history: accurate yet erudite, entertaining but substantial, adroitly marshalling the past to interpret the present." (Nature)

 
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