Past Event

Book Talk and Signing: The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet

March 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
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Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115 St., New York, NY 10025 Rennert Hall
Henry Fountain, a former engineering reporter for the New York Times and currently an environmental reporter for the newspaper, will talk about his true science thriller. The book: A New York Times Book Review Editors' Choice, “The Great Quake is a riveting narrative about the biggest earthquake in North American recorded history -- the 1964 Alaska earthquake that demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village of Chenega -- and the geologist who hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place.” Sponsored by: the Masters of Science in Sustainability Management Program of Columbia University's Earth Institute and Professor Claudia Dreifus' course, "Writing About Global Science for the International Media."