Diane leads a discussion about the collection of stories which won the 2009 Pulitzer Prize for fiction.
The science of earthquakes. Shifting plates beneath the earth’s surface have created beautiful mountain ranges and devastating natural disasters. Why the earthquake in Haiti caused more destruction than a stronger one in Chile.
- Mike Blanpied associate program coordinator for the U.S. Geological Survey's Earthquake Hazards Program.
- Tim Beach professor of geography and geoscience; Cinco Hermanos chair in environment and international affairs, School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University.
- James Whitcomb head, Deep Earth Processes Section, Division of Earth Sciences at the National Science Foundation.
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