Thursday, May 15, 2014

Book Beginning: The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson


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It was called Good Friday, but to a 10-year-old boy living at the mouth of the Necanicum River on Oregon's North Coast, every Friday was good.
-- The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast by Bonnie Henderson, published by OSU Press.

Showing that non-fiction can be as entertaining as the best novel, Henderson mixes science, history, and first-hand accounts to explain the risk of earthquakes and resulting tidal waves to the northwest coast of the United States.  Henderson shows how the next mega-quake under the Pacific Ocean will generate a tsunami "likely to be the most devastating natural disaster in the history of the United States."

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