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Book Talk & Signing with Henry Fountain, author of The Great Quake

March 29, 2018
6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
Kraft Center for Jewish Student Life, 606 W. 115 St., New York, NY 10025 Rennert Hall
Book Talk and signing: The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed Our Understanding of the Planet. A conversation with author Henry Fountain, Environmental correspondent of the New York Times, moderated by New York Times Writer, Claudia Dreifus TIME: Thursday, 3/29 at 6PM LOCATION: Rennert Hall (in the Kraft center, 606 W. 115th Street) DESCRIPTION: 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 Sustainability Management Program of Columbia University's Earth Institute and Professor Claudia Dreifus' course, "Writing About Global Science for the International Media." RSVP: email Claudia Dreifus at cd2106@columbia.edu