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Table of Contents


I. Boosters and Quakers: Three Centuries of People and Earthquakes in California
II. Tectonic Plates, Geologic Time, and Earthquakes
1. A Concept of Time
2. Plate Tectonics
3. Earhquake Basics
4. The San Andreas Fault System: The Big One
5. The Transverse Ranges: LA in the Squeeze
6. Shakes in the Back Country: Decades of Violence, Millennia of Silence
7. Cascadia
8. Memories of the Future: The Uncertain Art of Earthquake Forecasting
III. Shaky Ground and Big Waves
9. Solid Rock and Bowls of Jello
10. Tsunami!
IV. Prevention and Countermeasures
11. Earthquake Insurance: Betting Against Earthquakes
12. Is Your Home Ready for an Earthquake?
13. Earthquake Design of large Structures
14. The Federal Government and Earthquakes
15. The Role of State and Local Government
16. Preparing for the Next Earthquake
17. An Uncertain Appointment with a Restless Earth

Appendix A. Table of Significant Earthquakes in California
Appendix B. Glossary
Appendix C. Credits

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