Kids Library Home

Welcome to the Kids' Library!

Search for books, movies, music, magazines, and more.

Available items only
Book Cover
Author Geschwind, Carl-Henry, 1965-

Title California earthquakes : science, risk, and the politics of hazard mitigation / Carl-Henry Geschwind.

Imprint Baltimore : Johns Hopkins University Press, c2001.


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Glendale History Room Reference    363.3495 GES    Available
Description x, 337 p. : map ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. [233]-316) and index.
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Reactions to the San Francisco earthquake and fire of 1906 -- Setting up a scientific infrastructure : seismology California style, 1910-1925 -- Bailey Willis and the promotion of earthquake safety in the mid-1920s -- Engineering a regulatory state apparatus : seismic safety in the 1930s -- Earthquake experts and the Cold War state -- New initiatives for earthquake preparedness, 1964-1971 -- Seismic politics: responses to the San Fernando earthquake -- Pushing prediction: the establishment of the national earthquake hazards reduction -- Program -- The regulatory state apparatus in action.
Subject Earthquake hazard analysis -- California -- History.
Earthquakes -- California -- Safety measures -- History.
ISBN 0801865964 (alk. paper) : $48.00

Available items only