The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes
Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist : How His Quake Warnings Can Save LivesBook - 2006
Is it 'far-fetched' to respond when a community has a sudden jump in missing pets? Geologist Jim Berkland doesn't think so. Could it be a sign that an earthquake is coming? It just might. Berkland has accurately predicted at least six significant quakes around the world, an impressive record and invaluable asset in natural disasters. After all, scientists say that they aren't able to reliably predict earthquakes. Berkland hopes that "someday earthquake warnings will be announced along with the weather", saving countless people's lives around the world. This is the first book to document one geologist's uncanny ability to foretell earthquakes around the world. The California geologist forecasted the famous Loma Prieta Earthquake that rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area, and he was right on the money. Many of Jim Berkland's theories -- based on tides, moons, geyser activity, magnetic-field changes, and strange animal behavior (disoriented pets, lost cats and dogs) -- were linked to the great Indian Ocean quake-tsunami disaster on 26 December 2004. This fascinating read includes stories of earthquake survivors, a wealth of details about seismic activity in earthquake-prone regions around the world, tales of earthquake cover-ups, and future weather and quake predictions. Written in a warm and witty style, 'The Man Who Predicts Earthquakes' is timely and advantageous.
Publisher: Boulder, CO : Sentient Publications, 2006
Edition: 1st Sentient Publications ed
Branch Call Number: 551.22092 B51o
Characteristics: xviii, 282 p. ; 23 cm