Great Quake Transformed our Understanding of the Planet

Constant Wonder - Radio Archive, Episode undefined

  • Mar 19, 2021 7:00 pm
  • 35:55 mins

Accidental geologist George Plafker was asked to survey Alaska after the world’s second-strongest earthquake hit in 1964. He made a discovery that transformed our understanding of the planet. But prominent seismologists publicly opposed him. Guest: Henry Fountain, long-time science writer at "The New York Times" and author of "The Great Quake: How the Biggest Earthquake in North America Changed our Understanding of the Planet"