"Interleaving snapshots of a lost world, the primal power of nature and high science, 'The Great Quake' is an outstanding work of nonfiction."  

"Henry Fountain offers a gripping tale of loss, heroism, and, ultimately, discovery."

“Riveting. Science journalism at its best — lucid, clear, engaging, and authoritative.”

Los Angeles Times

More praise for

Michio Kaku, physics professor and ​author of 'The Future of the Mind'

Elizabeth Kolbert, Pulitzer prize-winning author

of 'The Sixth Extinction.'

San Francisco Chronicle

"Entertaining and enlightening." 

Wall Street Journal

"A compelling scientific detective story."

"An earthquake takes just a few minutes to reorder reality. Fountain sets the scene for an abrupt wake-up call, and his description of how it unfolds is gripping. "  

“Fountain's new book is a powerful lesson that the term ‘solid ground’ is one of humanity's greatest illusions."

“"Henry Fountain knows earthquakes, and he knows how to spin a yarn. 'The Great Quake' is the fascinating result. ”

San Francisco Chronicle

Dan Fagin, Pulitzer prize-winning author of 'Toms River'

Dermot Cole, columnist, Alaska Dispatch News'

"An outstanding work of nonfiction." 

"As elegant as the score of a Beethoven symphony."

Los Angeles Times



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