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The lost history of the New Madrid earthquakes / Conevery Bolton Valencius.

Author/Creator:
Valenčius, Conevery Bolton, 1969-
Publication:
Chicago ; London : The University of Chicago Press, 2013.
Format/Description:
Book
460 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
Subjects:
New Madrid Earthquakes, 1811-1812.
Earthquakes -- Mississippi River Valley -- History.
Contents:
Introduction: earthquake cracks
A great commotion: the experience of the New Madrid earthquakes
Earthquakes and the end of the New Madrid hinterland
Revival and resistance: earthquakes on native ground
The quaking body: sensation, electricity, and religious revival
Vernacular science: knowing earthquakes in the early United States
Sunk lands and submerged knowledge: how war, swamps, and seismographs hid evidence of the New Madrid earthquakes
The science of deep history: old accounts and modern science of New Madrid
Conclusion: memory and earth in the Mississippi Valley.
Notes:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
ISBN:
9780226053899 (cloth : alkaline paper)
022605389X (cloth : alkaline paper)
9780226053929 (e-book)
OCLC:
828265259
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