The Visitation: The Earthquakes of 1848 and the Destruction of Wellington (Paperback)

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The Visitation: The Earthquakes of 1848 and the Destruction of Wellington (Paperback)

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Wellington was only a fledgling settlement of some 3,000 people when it was struck by a cluster of devastating earthquakes in 1848. Now the authoritative text on this event, this scientific and historic account explains the cause of the earthquakes, the geological aftermath, the quakes’ impact on early British settlers, and predictions of larger movements along the Wellington Fault in New Zealand’s future making it a compelling read for science and history buffs alike.

Rodney Grapes is a professor of earth science at Victoria University–Wellington. He is the author of Magnitude Eight Plus and Pyrometamorphism.

Product Details ISBN: 9780864736864
ISBN-10: 086473686X
Publisher: Victoria University Press
Publication Date: January 1st, 2013
Pages: 192
Language: English