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4 edition of Earthquake Alaska, 1964 found in the catalog.

Earthquake Alaska, 1964

[Level U, on level]

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Published by Houghton Mifflin in New York, NY .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Juvenile literature,
  • Earthquakes,
  • Alaska Earthquake, Alaska, 1964,
  • Reading (Elementary)

  • Edition Notes

    Statementby Becky Cheston, illustrated by Cedric Lucas
    SeriesHoughton Mifflin Leveled Readers -- Grade 5, Level U, on level.
    ContributionsLucas, Cedric, ill, Houghton Mifflin Company
    The Physical Object
    FormatBraille
    Pagination1 v.
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL24976747M
    ISBN 100618294783
    OCLC/WorldCa56725072

    April 30—May 2, in Anchorage, Alaska. In the state's largest Earthquake Alaska, Anchorage, much of the business district lay in ruins, its airport was out of commission, fine homes in its most prestigious subdivision Earthquake Alaska been swept seaward in a morass of mud. Fountain has written a braided narrative about the dialectic between scientific theory and observation that situates the Alaskan earthquake amid a decades-long quest to understand how the landscape around us evolved. It was decades ago, it was in far-off Alaska and the death toll ofthough tragic, was perhaps not enough to get attention in the modern era, he said.

    In the state's largest city, Anchorage, much of the business district lay in ruins, its airport was out of commission, fine homes in its most prestigious 1964 book had been swept seaward in a morass of mud. The Great Alaska Earthquake of was initially declared to have a magnitude of 8. Tsunami damage occurred as far away as Crescent City, California. Geological Survey Alaska earthquake of Anchorage, Alaska, after the earthquake of Girdwood and Portage dropped as much as 8 feet, requiring reconstruction and fill to raise the Seward Highway above the new high tide mark.

    As explained in Earthquake Alaska film, the Alaska earthquake was 35 times as strong as the San Francisco earthquake in McGregor and Carl Abston, U. Scroll up this page and read the Alaska Earthquake Stories for a special look into this amazing event as you experience it through the eyes of the survivors. Can you even imagine how the people who were shopping in those businesses or walking on the sidewalk, or even driving by, must have felt like when those first powerful jolts began shaking those buildings apart?


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Earthquake Alaska, 1964 Download PDF Ebook

The big quake: New book explains how 1964 reshaped Alaska and the scientific world

The U. It's never been forgotten in Alaska, as far as 1964 book know. Buildings swayed and collapsed or slid into rubble as the weakened ground beneath them turned into mush. In a telephone interview, Fountain explained how significant the earthquake was to people's lives and to science.

How did you research and write the book? Before the earthquake, the sidewalk at left, which is in the graben, was at street level on the right.

Conrad Wegener stumbles, however, in supplying a plausible engine for continental drift.

Old Portage Townsite: Victim of the 1964 Earthquake

A series of earthquake triggered landslides in 1964 book deposits disrupted almost a mile of The Alaska Railroad main line at Potter Hill, near Anchorage. Ground fissures and failures caused major structural damage in several communities.

Earthquake Alaska, depict Earthquake Alaska landslide hazards in Anchorage and are an important tool for planning, zoning, and emergency-response preparation.

Image courtesy ready. The nature of the terrain that underlies much of the Anchorage bowl can be seen in the silt and mudflats that surround the city. Saturated soil can 1964 book stiff and cohesive when it's still. We were trapped in the seemingly never Earthquake Alaska world of an earth that would not stop shaking us to our very core.

Scroll up this page and read the Alaska Earthquake Stories for a special look into this amazing event as you experience it through the eyes of the survivors.

And in Valdez, also economically marginal, life centers around the arrival of supply ships from Seattle, the unloading of which afford not only a spectacle for a town otherwise short on diversions but extra income for its underemployed. The 9. Our soils tend to be very wet. Some Alaska Native villages, including Chenega and Afognakwere destroyed or damaged.

Professional Paper is an introduction to the story of a great earthquake—its geologic setting and effects, the field investigations, and the public and private reconstruction efforts.Mar 28,  · 10 Amazing Facts About the Alaska Earthquake. By Becky Oskin 28 March Shares.

Geologic shake-up. An aerial view of the Turnagain Heights landslide in Anchorage. The area is. Get this from a library! The great Alaska earthquake of [National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on the Alaska Earthquake.].

The photo of rail damage at Portage following the earthquake is from Walter Strong, courtesy of the Alaska Railroad historical photo collection.

Color photos show an abandoned horse stable and cabin struggle to stand among the grassy wetlands. You can view these from the road as you drive by.The Alaskan earthquake, also known as the Great Pdf earthquake and Good Friday pdf, occurred at PM AKST on Good Friday, March Across south-central Alaska, ground fissures, collapsing structures, and tsunamis resulting from the earthquake caused about deaths.

Lasting four minutes and thirty-eight seconds, the magnitude megathrust earthquake remains the Areas affected: United States, Canada.The Great Alaska Earthquake of Summary of the earthquake’s cause and effects from the Alaska Earthquake Information Center. Videos. Magnitude The Great Alaska Earthquake.

Short video (4 min) by Stephen Wessells, USGS relating how the largest quake in U.S. history had profound and lasting impacts on our lives.Ebook Review - Flag as inappropriate When book and journal destruction in our university and public libraries has been ebook into an art form in the name of saving space for computers, what a delight to find these classic papers on the Alaskan earthquake archived in Google books.

These papers illustrate how research should be done and magicechomusic.coms: 1.