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“Lynn R. Sykes is world-renowned for his contributions to seismology. In this retrospective, he reflects on his fruitful scientific journey, from reading lots of seismograms and making fundamental contributions to the theory of plate tectonics and the understanding of great earthquakes, to the public policy implications of his earthquake research.” ~Martin Reyners, GNS Science, New
“A leader in the plate tectonic revolution, Sykes also spearheaded studies of earthquake hazards and prediction for five decades. His unvarnished reflections and insights will captivate anyone intrigued by the irregular rhythms and spasms of the earth or curious about the scientists who strive to decipher them.” ~Rob Wesson, former chief, USGS Office of Earthquakes,
 “A personal, firsthand tour through one of the great scientific revolutions of the past several centuries, from a major contributor to that revolution.” ~Daniel Davis, Stony Brook University This week we’re featuring Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events, by Lynn R. Sykes, who played a key role in the birth of
Our weekly listing of new books is now available! America the Beautiful and Violent Black Youth and Neighborhood Trauma in Chicago Dexter R. Voisin Aggregating the News Secondhand Knowledge and the Erosion of Journalistic Authority Mark Coddington Allies of Convenience A Theory of Bargaining in U.S. Foreign Policy Evan N. Resnick On the Screen Displaying
 “Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes is an enjoyable read about Lynn Sykes’s firsthand experiences and historic contributions to seismology and to the world-shaking development of plate tectonics.” ~Rick Aster, Warner College of Natural Resources, Colorado State University This week, our featured book is Plate Tectonics and Great Earthquakes: 50 Years of Earth-Shaking Events, by Lynn R. Sykes.