School is back in session, the temperatures are getting a little cooler and everyone has busy schedules. But if you like books, you will always find a few minutes here or there to pick one up and read for a little while. Below are a few books that you will find on the new nonfiction kiosks on the main level.
The Great Quake, how the biggest earthquake in North America changed our understanding of the planet, by Henry Fountain. On March 27, 1964 at
5:36pm a magnitude 9.2 earthquake struck the state of Alaska. This earthquake demolished the city of Valdez and swept away the island village
of Chenega. It devastated the southern half of the state and killed more than 130 people. A day later, George Plafker arrived to investigate. He
hunted for clues to explain how and why it took place. His fascinating scientific detective work in the months that followed helped confirm the
then controversial theory of plate tectonics. Journalist Henry Fountain brings the quake and its aftermath to life in vivid detail. With
reporting from Alaska and in the company of George Plafker, Fountain shows how the earthquake left its mark on the land and its people, and on