Cascadia

The Elusive Utopia : Exploring the Spirit of the Pacific Northwest
Author: Douglas Todd
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781553800606
Category: History
Page: 326
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This collection explores the unique spirituality and culture of Cascadia, which includes British Columbia, Washington and Oregon. Envied around the world, Cascadia is famous for its mountains, evergreens, and livable cities. Less well known is that Cascadia is home to the least institutionally religious people on the continent. Despite this, Cascadia: The Elusive Utopia argues that most of the region's 14 million residents feel deeply "spiritual." Many gain their sense of the sacred from the spectacular and imposing land.

Cascadia's Fault

The Coming Earthquake and Tsunami that Could Devastate North America
Author: Jerry Thompson
Publisher: Counterpoint Press
ISBN: 1619020866
Category: Nature
Page: 352
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There is a crack in the earth’s crust that runs roughly 31 miles offshore, approximately 683 miles from Northern California up through Vancouver Island off the coast of British Columbia. The Cascadia Subduction Zone has generated massive earthquakes over and over again throughout geologic time—at least thirty-six major events in the last 10,000 years. This fault generates a monster earthquake about every 500 years. And the monster is due to return at any time. It could happen 200 years from now, or it could be tonight. The Cascadia Subduction Zone is virtually identical to the offshore fault that wrecked Sumatra in 2004. It will generate the same earthquake we saw in Sumatra, at magnitude nine or higher, sending crippling shockwaves across a far wider area than any California quake. Slamming into Sacramento, Portland, Seattle, Victoria, and Vancouver, it will send tidal waves to the shores of Australia, New Zealand, and Japan, damaging the economies of the Pacific Rim countries and their trading partners for years to come. In light of recent massive quakes in Haiti, Chile, and Mexico, Cascadia’s Fault not only tells the story of this potentially devastating earthquake and the tsunamis it will spawn, it also warns us about an impending crisis almost unprecedented in modern history.

Cascadia


Author: H. W. Buzz Bernard
Publisher: Bell Bridge Books
ISBN: 1611946972
Category: Fiction
Page: N.A
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If you live in the Pacific Northwest, get ready to run for your life . . . In the face of a massive earthquake and tsunami in the Pacific Northwest, a respected geologist must make two gut-wrenching decisions. One could cost him his reputation, the other, his life. Is the Northwest overdue for a huge quake and tsunami, or will the region remain safe for hundreds of years yet to come? No one knows... or does someone? Dr. Rob Elwood, a geologist whose specialty is earthquakes and tsunamis, is having nightmares of "the big one" that are way too real to disregard. His friend, a counselor and retired reverend, does not think Rob is going nuts. To the contrary, he believes the dreams are premonitions to be taken seriously. No one else does, however, even after a press conference. Some live to regret it, most don't. Rob's drama becomes intertwined with others--a retired fighter pilot trying to make amends to a woman he jilted decades ago and a quixotic retiree searching for legendary buried treasure in the rugged coastal mountains of Oregon. All are about to live Rob's nightmare. "Riveting, scary, and entirely believable . . . a compelling, page-turning thriller with the ring of truth." Jerry Thompson, author of Cascadia's Fault H. W. "Buzz" Bernard, a native Oregonian born in Eugene and raised in Portland, is a best-selling, award-winning novelist. His debut novel, Eyewall, which one reviewer called a "perfect summer beach read," was released in May 2011 and went on to become a number-one best seller in Amazon's Kindle Store. Before becoming a novelist, Buzz worked at The Weather Channel in Atlanta, Georgia, as a senior meteorologist for thirteen years. Prior to that, he served as a weather officer in the U.S. Air Force for over three decades. He attained the rank of colonel and his "airborne" experiences include a mission with the Air Force Reserve Hurricane Hunters, air drops over the Arctic Ocean and Turkey, and a stint as a weather officer aboard a Tactical Air Command airborne command post (C-135).

Towards Cascadia


Author: Ryan C. Moothart
Publisher: Hillcrest Publishing Group
ISBN: 1635051584
Category: History
Page: 242
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In Towards Cascadia, author Ryan C. Moothart smoothly and convincingly pieces together seemingly disjointed bits of information into a cogent plan for this matchless culture and geography. Moothart's goal is to "propose a different way of understanding the Pacific Northwest and regional differentiation in upper North America." In one of the very few books written exclusively on the subject of Cascadia, readers are offered a comprehensive argument to consider and analyze, including the concept of bioregionalism and hot it impacts the character of a society. The movement towards Cascadia, Moothart tells us, is growing. This is no flash in the pan - it is a solid, fact-based vision and new philosophy for the future.

Cascadia

Inspired Gardening in the Pacific Northwest
Author: Ann Lovejoy
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
ISBN: 9781570610998
Category: Gardening
Page: 93
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America's premier garden writer Ann Lovejoy articulates the possibilities of shaping, planting, and tending a garden in the Pacific Northwest. A gloriously visual book, Gardening in Cascadia introduces Northwest newcomers to the pleasures and practices of gardening in the region, while giving long-time residents the inspiration to broaden their horticultural horizons. From natural planting patterns and colour trends to a discourse on compost and the unexpected joys of gardening in the winter months, this lovely book is full of ideas, information, and perspectives that will put gardeners in a fresh, creative mindset.

Cascadia


Author: Brenda Hillman
Publisher: Wesleyan University Press
ISBN: 9780819564924
Category: Poetry
Page: 77
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These poems use the geography of California as metaphor for exploring fundamental pressures and issues of everyday life.

Saving Cascadia

A Novel
Author: John J. Nance
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 0743279670
Category: Fiction
Page: 368
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A few hundred years ago, Cascadia Island didn't even exist. Like the Washington seacoast, it was rock submerged beneath the Pacific. A massive earthquake changed that, exploding the rock upward, making it land -- unstable land, according to seismologist Dr. Doug Lam. Lam has spent years researching the Cascadia Subduction Zone. He published a theory that the unrelieved tectonic strain beneath the idyllic landscape of Cascadia Island could be triggered with modern construction processes -- with catastrophic results. The paper was disregarded, even ridiculed, by his peers and by megawealthy developer Mick Walker, who stands to earn millions from the construction of a luxury resort on Cascadia. The elegant casino, hotel, and convention center will reap millions for him even if the tiny island only lasts for a short time... When a series of earthquakes begins to shake the Northwest Corridor, Doug's worst fears are confirmed. In an attempt to convince Walker to evacuate Cascadia immediately, Doug hurries to join guests arriving for the resort's grand opening. As the tremors wreak havoc across the Northwest coastal area, the military is left with too few resources to assist the people on Cascadia. Convinced that the island will be in ruins within hours, Doug reluctantly calls upon his girlfriend, Jennifer Lindstrom, president of Nightingale Aviation -- a major medical transport helicopter company -- for help. With snow falling, visibility dropping, and winds increasing, Doug embarks on an impossible mission with Jennifer and Nightingale's helicopters to evacuate over three hundred people, while smaller earthquakes continue to herald the approach of a catastrophic tsunami. John J. Nance hurtles readers along a nail-biting quest to rescue hundreds of stranded vacationers and resort staff. Meticulously researched, and with the signature authenticity only a veteran pilot could provide, Saving Cascadia is a hair-raising thriller of awesome magnitude.

Cascadia Clash

Sounders versus Timbers
Author: Geoffrey C. Arnold
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614238634
Category: History
Page: 176
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For decades, the Seattle Sounders and the Portland Timbers have met on the pitch to battle for territorial respect and Pacific Northwest dominance. Though the kits have changed, the intensity of this epic rivalry between the neighboring clubs and their passionate and unruly supporters has not. Drawing on interviews and deep research, veteran sportswriter Geoffrey C. Arnold takes a behind-the-scenes look at the villains and champions, chants and tifos, bragging rights and blowups that define this feud. Join the March to the Match and celebrate with chainsaw antics as "Cascadia Clash" chronicles the Flounders versus Portscum tradition from its 1975 beginnings in the North American Soccer League to its current status as Major League Soccer's greatest grudge match.

Almost Criminal

A Crime in Cascadia Mystery
Author: E.R. Brown
Publisher: Dundurn
ISBN: 1459705858
Category: Fiction
Page: 296
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2014 Edgar Award - Mystery Writers of America — Shortlisted, Best Paperback Original Medicinal marijuana can be murder. Charming, wealthy Randle Kennedy has a secret: he’s British Columbia’s most prolific producer of boutique marijuana. He’s developed strains of B.C. Bud to please the most sophisticated palates and produce any desired effect, from a light contemplative buzz to the most mind-warping stone. His medical varieties offer relief for conditions ranging from cancer to Alzheimer’s disease. Come legalization, he’ll be the first on the market with marijuana’s answer to single-malt Scotch. Until that day, he runs a tight operation with terrorist-cell security. Tate MacLane is brilliant, miserable, and broke. Since graduating from high school at age 14, he’s failed at university, failed to support his family, failed at everything except making a superb caffe latte. Randle wants a fresh face to front his transactions. Tate desperately needs a mentor and yearns for respect. And money ... Then there are the bikers, the muscle with the cross-border connections that Randle needs to bring his product to the American market. Soon Tate finds out that it’s harder to get out of the business than to get in.

Metatropolis


Author: John Scalzi
Publisher: Tor Books
ISBN: 9781429937399
Category: Fiction
Page: 288
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Five original tales set in a shared urban future—from some of the hottest young writers in modern SF A strange man comes to an even stranger encampment...a bouncer becomes the linchpin of an unexpected urban movement...a courier on the run has to decide who to trust in a dangerous city...a slacker in a "zero-footprint" town gets a most unusual new job...and a weapons investigator uses his skills to discover a metropolis hidden right in front of his eyes. Welcome to the future of cities. Welcome to Metatropolis. More than an anthology, Metatropolis is the brainchild of five of science fiction's hottest writers—Elizabeth Bear, Tobias Buckell, Jay Lake, Karl Schroeder, and project editor John Scalzi—-who combined their talents to build a new urban future, and then wrote their own stories in this collectively-constructed world. The results are individual glimpses of a shared vision, and a reading experience unlike any you've had before. Old Man's War Series #1 Old Man’s War #2 The Ghost Brigades #3 The Last Colony #4 Zoe’s Tale #5 The Human Division #6 The End of All Things Short fiction: “After the Coup” Other Tor Books The Android’s Dream Agent to the Stars Your Hate Mail Will Be Graded Fuzzy Nation Redshirts Lock In The Collapsing Empire (forthcoming) At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Cascadia

The Life and Breath of the World
Author: Frank Stewart
Publisher: Manoa
ISBN: 9780824839369
Category: Literary Criticism
Page: 223
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Beckoned by the Sea

Women at Work on the Cascadia Coast
Author: Sylvia Taylor
Publisher: Heritage House Publishing Co
ISBN: 1772031801
Category: Social Science
Page: 288
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A rich and diverse tapestry weaving together the many voices, narratives, skills, and talents of women up and down the coastal Pacific Northwest who devote their lives and careers to the sea. Beckoned by the Sea celebrates coastal women from northern BC to northern California who work on or with the sea. The twenty-four women featured in this inspiring and fascinating book represent a variety of industries—from conservation, commercial fishing, and marine biology to safety and rescue, tourism, and the arts. Weaving together elements of social history, culture, geography, and environmentalism, author Sylvia Taylor draws on in-depth interviews, meticulous research, and her own experience as a deckhand on a commercial fishing boat. Beckoned by the Sea investigates the myriad ways in which women have contributed to the marine industries that sustain the people and shape the culture of North America’s west coast—and reveals how the sea itself has touched the lives of these women by giving them not just a livelihood but an infinite source of inspiration and personal fulfillment.

The Geology of Washington and Beyond

From Laurentia to Cascadia
Author: Eric Swenson Cheney
Publisher: University of Washington Press
ISBN: 0295806354
Category: Science
Page: 350
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The 20 chapters of The Geology of Washington and Beyond�an outgrowth of a geologic symposium�present the substantial advances in recent research on the geologic history of Washington State. The 32 contributors used new conceptual developments such as sequence stratigraphy, identification and matching of terranes, and neotechtonics, as well as breakthroughs in technology such as lidar mapping, paleomagnetism, and new methods of radiometric dating, to examine the fascinating geology of Washington State and beyond. Also included is geologic mapping in areas previously known only by reconnaissance. This book will influence resource management decisions, as well as disaster and land-use planning in the region. The introductory chapters make the book accessible for undergraduate courses in geology and to the general public.

Cascadia

a tale of two cities, Seattle and Vancouver, B.C.
Author: Morton Beebe,J. Kingston Pierce
Publisher: Harry N Abrams Inc
ISBN: N.A
Category: History
Page: 202
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The Brothers K


Author: David James Duncan
Publisher: Dial Press
ISBN: 9780307755247
Category: Fiction
Page: 656
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A NEW YORK TIMES NOTABLE BOOK Once in a great while a writer comes along who can truly capture the drama and passion of the life of a family. David James Duncan, author of the novel The River Why and the collection River Teeth, is just such a writer. And in The Brothers K he tells a story both striking and in its originality and poignant in its universality. This touching, uplifting novel spans decades of loyalty, anger, regret, and love in the lives of the Chance family. A father whose dreams of glory on a baseball field are shattered by a mill accident. A mother who clings obsessively to religion as a ward against the darkest hour of her past. Four brothers who come of age during the seismic upheavals of the sixties and who each choose their own way to deal with what the world has become. By turns uproariously funny and deeply moving, and beautifully written throughout, The Brothers K is one of the finest chronicles of our lives in many years. Praise for The Brothers K “The pages of The Brothers K sparkle.”—The New York Times Book Review “Duncan is a wonderfully engaging writer.”—Los Angeles Times “This ambitious book succeeds on almost every level and every page.”—USA Today “Duncan’s prose is a blend of lyrical rhapsody, sassy hyperbole and all-American vernacular.”—San Francisco Chronicle “The Brothers K affords the . . . deep pleasures of novels that exhaustively create, and alter, complex worlds. . . . One always senses an enthusiastic and abundantly talented and versatile writer at work.”—The Washington Post Book World “Duncan . . . tells the larger story of an entire popular culture struggling to redefine itself—something he does with the comic excitement and depth of feeling one expects from Tom Robbins.”—Chicago Tribune From the Trade Paperback edition.

Natural Disasters and Risk Communication

Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake
Author: C. Vail Fletcher,Jennette Lovejoy
Publisher: Lexington Books
ISBN: 1498556124
Category: Language Arts & Disciplines
Page: 278
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Natural Disasters and Risk Communication: Implications of the Cascadia Subduction Zone Megaquake asks and addresses how we communicate about natural disasters and what effect our communication has on natural disaster education, understanding, assessment of risk, preparation, and recovery. The chapters of this book present expertise, analyses, and perspectives that are designed to help us better comprehend and deal with the natural risks such as the Cascadia Subduction Zone. It seeks to move past primal, fear-induced physiological and emotional responses to crises with the understanding that if we accept that the disaster will occur, expect it, and learn how we can prepare, we can calm the collective panicked beats of our hearts as we wait for its first tremors.

Cascadia wild

protecting an international ecosystem
Author: Mitch Friedman,Paul J. Lindholdt
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780939116355
Category: Business & Economics
Page: 192
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Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies


Author: David G. James,David Nunnallee
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9780870716263
Category: Nature
Page: 447
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David G. James and David Nunnallee present the life histories of the virtually all of the 158 butterfly species occurring in southern British Columbia, Washington, northern Idaho, and northern Oregon in exceptional and riveting detail for the first time in "Life Histories of Cascadia Butterflies." Color photographs of each stage of life egg, every larval instar, pupa, adult accompany information on the biology, ecology, and rearing of each species.

Cascadia


Author: Amanda Milne,Fiona McLean
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781937513337
Category: Crafts & Hobbies
Page: 110
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Inspired by the landscape and fibre community of the West Coast of British Columbia, the duo behind Knit Social bring you Cascadia, a stunning collection of 11 hanknit patterns by local designers Megan Goodacre, Amanda Kaffka, Alexa Ludeman, Judy Marples, Amanda Milne, Jane Richmond, Melissa Thomson, Emily Wessel, and Holli Yeoh. --

Cascadia scorecard

seven key trends shaping the Northwest
Author: Northwest Environment Watch (Organization)
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9781886093140
Category: Science
Page: 104
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Cascadia Scorecard is the first edition of a new Northwest Environment Watch series that assesses how the Northwest is doing on seven key trends critical to the success of the region: health, economy, population, energy, sprawl, forests, and pollution.