The 1959 Yellowstone Earthquake

Author: Larry Morris

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1625857829

Category: Nature

Page: 192

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At 11:37 p.m. on August 17, 1959, a magnitude 7.5 earthquake rocked Montanas Yellowstone country. In an instant, an entire mountainside fractured and thundered down onto the sites of unsuspecting campers. The mammoth avalanche generated hurricane-force winds ahead of it that ripped clothing from backs and heaved tidal waves in both directions of the Madison River Canyon. More than two hundred vacationers trapped in the canyon feared the dam upstream would burst. As debris and flooding overwhelmed the river, injured victims frantically searched the darkness for friends and family. Acclaimed historian Larry Morris tells the gripping minute-by-minute saga of the survivors who endured the interminable night, the first responders who risked their lives and the families who waited days and weeks for word of their missing loved ones.

Natural Hazards and Disasters

Author: Donald Hyndman,David Hyndman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1285499832

Category: Science

Page: 576

View: 5205

Cengage Learning's Natural Hazards and Disasters brings course concepts to life with interactive learning, study, and exam preparation tools along with market leading text content for introductory earth science courses. Whether you use a traditional printed text or all digital Natural Hazards and Disasters alternative, it's never been easier to better understand the underlying geological processes, explore the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyze strategies for mitigating these hazards' physical and financial harm. Available with InfoTrac Student Collections Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.


The Magazine of Western History

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Frontier and pioneer life

Page: N.A

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Shaken in the Night

A Survivor's Story from the Yellowstone Earthquake of 1959.

Author: Anita Painter Thon,Logan Mickel

Publisher: CreateSpace

ISBN: 9781499607673

Category: Nature

Page: 56

View: 1115

Deep into the night of August 17, 1959, a group of campers in West Yellowstone's Madison River Canyon become suddenly and keenly aware that the earth on which they sleep is a living, breathing planet. What is a simple shudder for Earth is a life-changing event for its inhabitants. Five of those are members of the Painter family. Anita and her twin sister had just ten days ago turned twelve, and the family's trek to Yellowstone is a birthday celebration. Little do they know this night will slam the two girls, on the cusp of youth, headlong into adulthood. The 7.5 magnitude earthquake rocks the entire region, defacing the mountain and sending hurricane force winds and river water tearing through the campsite. Anita's personal account of this night is a frightening and tragic story of panic, horror, and courage in the face of disaster. It is also a reminder of the human spirit's resilience and selflessness, as perfect strangers unite to save lives, even at the risk of their own. Life is a fragile miracle, and Anita reminds us to cherish every day and treat it like the gift that it is, lest we're ever shaken in the night.


der Tag, an dem die Welt zerbrach ; 27. August 1883

Author: Simon Winchester

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9783442733361


Page: 367

View: 494

Encyclopedia of Disasters

Environmental Catastrophes and Human Tragedies

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 0313087474

Category: Nature

Page: 733

View: 3248

Provides an accessible introduction to the most important disasters - both natural and human caused - throughout human history

The American Mercury

Author: George Jean Nathan,Henry Louis Mencken

Publisher: N.A


Category: Periodicals

Page: N.A

View: 3656

Geophysical abstracts

Author: United States. Bureau of Mines,Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geophysics

Page: N.A

View: 2342

Congressional Record

Proceedings and Debates of the ... Congress

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Law

Page: N.A

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The Constructor

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Engineering

Page: N.A

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The APWA Reporter

Author: American Public Works Association

Publisher: N.A


Category: Public works

Page: N.A

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Montana Survivor: A Classroom Challenge!

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635087030

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

View: 3547

The Survivor GameBook is reproducible and allows kids to learn about their state through timed activities, prize suggestions and an official survivor certificate. The book includes timed, multiple-choice questions, fill in the blank questions, choose the appropriate dates and matching that are challenging and fun to answer. This book covers fascinating state facts and meets state standards.

My First Pocket Guide About Montana

Author: Carole Marsh

Publisher: Gallopade International

ISBN: 0635087022

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 96

View: 6982

The perfect reference guide for students in grades 3 and up - or anyone! This handy, easy-to-use reference guide is divided into seven color-coded sections which includes Montana basic facts, geography, history, people, places, nature and miscellaneous information. Each section is color coded for easy recognition. This Pocket Guide comes with complete and comprehensive facts ALL about Montana. Riddles, recipes, and surprising facts make this guide a delight! Montana Basics section explores your state's symbols and their special meaning. Montana Geography section digs up the what's where in Montana. Montana History section is like traveling through time to some of Montana's greatest moments. Montana People section introduces you to famous personalities and your next-door neighbors. Montana Places section shows you where you might enjoy your next family vacation. Montana Nature section tells what Mother Nature gave to Montana. Montana Miscellaneous section describes the real fun stuff ALL about Montana.

Trapped In Earthquake Canyon

Personal Account of Surviving the 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake

Author: Cynthia Roberts Brunnette

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780999732809

Category: Nature

Page: 94

View: 2547

Trapped in Earthquake Canyon is an actual account of surviving the powerful 7.5 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake and the events that followed. The thrilling and descriptive details of the account were written by a father a few months after the quake and were combined with the memories of his wife and two daughters.