Best Natural Disaster Reporting: ‘Quakeland’ by Kathryn Miles
Miles takes what sounds like a distressing “road trip” to learn more about the seismic future of America—meeting scientists working in deep mines to study fault lines and visiting nuclear power plants located directly on faults, among other stops. The result is hopeful and practical (How worried should we be? Who’s working to keep us safe when the big one strikes?) but with just enough terrifying imagery of potential super-quakes—because we know that’s what you really came for.
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