Sandi Doughton, Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest

Fri, 09/27/2013 - 7:00pm

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Scientists have identified the Pacific Northwest as the site of what will be the biggest earthquake in the continental United States. A quake will happen, in fact some scientists argue it may be overdue. The culprit is the Cascadia subduction zone: a 750-mile-long creeping giant that runs along the Pacific coast from Northern California up to British Columbia.  In Full Rip 9.0: The Next Big Earthquake in the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Times science reporter Sandi Doughton delves into the fascinating and often terrifying world of “The Big One.” She introduces readers to the scientists who are dedicated to understanding the way the earth moves and describes what patterns can be identified and how prepared (or not) people are in the region’s urban centers of Seattle, Portland, and Vancouver.

After an early stint as a biologist (involving a failed research project where she was required to spend hours working with snake venom in a walk-in freezer) Sandi Doughton decided to pursue science writing, allowing her to learn about a variety of fields. She got her start as a journalist at the Los Alamos Monitor, a small daily newspaper in the town where the atomic bomb was born. In her 20 years covering environment, science, health, and medicine, she has won numerous regional journalism honors including The Blethen Award, a National Headliner award, Best of the West, The Jesse Laventhol Award for team deadline reporting, and inclusion in the Best Newswriting series. Sandi is the science reporter for The Seattle Times, a board member of the Northwest Science Writers Association, and volunteer for the Elder Friends program.


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ISBN: 9781570617898
Availability: Backordered
Published: Sasquatch Books - June 11th, 2013