Saving cascadia : A Novel. / John J Nance.
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- ISBN: 9780743279673 (electronic bk)
- Publisher: [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2005.
A few hundred years ago, Cascadia Island didn't even exist. Like the Washington seacoast, it was rock submerged beneath the Pacific. A massive earthquake changed that, exploding the rock upward, making it land -- unstable land, according to seismologist Dr. Doug Lam. Lam has spent years researching the Cascadia Subduction Zone. He published a theory that the unrelieved tectonic strain beneath the idyllic landscape of Cascadia Island could be triggered with modern construction processes -- with catastrophic results. The paper was disregarded, even ridiculed, by his peers and by megawealthy developer Mick Walker, who stands to earn millions from the construction of a luxury resort on Cascadia. The elegant casino, hotel, and convention center will reap millions for him even if the tiny island only lasts for a short time... When a series of earthquakes begins to shake the Northwest Corridor, Doug's worst fears are confirmed. In an attempt to convince Walker to evacuate Cascadia...
Electronic reproduction. New York : Simon & Schuster, 2005. Requires Adobe Digital Editions (file size: 462 KB) or Amazon Kindle (file size: N/A KB) or OverDrive Read (file size: N/A KB).
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