Monday, September 14, 2015
Talking about "The Next Tsunami"
When Tom Horning was a ten-year-old living in Seaside, a tsunami triggered by the Great Alaskan Earthquake nearly swept him out to sea. Thus begins Bonnie Henderson's latest book, The Next Tsunami: Living on a Restless Coast. On Saturday, September 19 at 2:00 p.m, Henderson will present a program at the Newport Public Library.
The book describes the geological discoveries—and the scientists who uncovered them—in the fields of plate tectonics, earthquakes, and tsunamis, with a focus on the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It has been praised for making complex science accessible and exciting.
The Next Tsunami ends in Seaside with a sequel to Horning's story. He became a geologist, and returned to his family home in the 1990's. No one in Seaside understands earthquake and tsunami science and politics, and the complicated psychology of living in a tsunami zone, better than he.
This program is free and open to the public. Copies of the book will be available for purchase and signing. For more information, call the library at 541-265-2153 or go to its website, www.newportlibrary.org.