Contents

Introduction    

I. Ice Age Floods

The Controversial Theory of Dr. Bretz 

Anatomy of a Cataclysm

Relics of the Floods

II. Tsunamis

Stumps on the Beach

Clues in Japan

The Mechanics of Tsunamis

Tales from 1700

True Stories from a Dark Night in 1964

When the Sea Returns

III. Earthquakes

The Big Ones

The Deep Earthquakes

Oregon’s Other Faults

Are You Ready to Rock?

IV. Volcanoes

Mount Mazama

Newberry Crater

What Causes Oregon Volcanoes?

Mount Saint Helens

Mount Hood

South Sister

V. Flash Floods

A Dark Day in Heppner

Flash Floods in Mitchell

VI. River Floods

The Flood of 1861    119

Floods of the Late 1800s

Dams and the Flood of 1943

The Vanport Flood

The Christmas Week Flood of 1964

More High Water Marks

Why All the Floods?

Thinking Like a River

VII. Wind and Weather

The Columbus Day Storm

Will the Winds Return?

VIII. Landslides

Of Lakes, Rapids, and Beach Cliffs

The Mountains Are Restless

Rainstorms, Roads, and Clearcuts

IX. Forest Fires

A Brief History of Fire

The Tillamook Burn

The Biscuit Fire

A Firestorm of Controversy

The Many Roles of Fire

X. Beyond the Cycles

Understanding Cycles

The Impact of Climate Change

XI. A Fictional Epilogue

A Week of the Future

Acknowledgments

Bibliography 

Glossary

Index

About the Author


This is the Table of Contents from Oregon's Greatest Natural Disasters by William L. Sullivan.

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