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In the Fault Zone: How Earthquakes Have Shaped the Bay Area

Bay Nature Magazine

Bay Nature is an independent, quarterly magazine that has been celebrating the natural world of the Bay Area since 2001. We are producing an 16-page editorial "supplement" devoted to explaining how earthquakes and plate tectonics have shaped, and continue to shape, the natural world of the Bay Area.

The lead article, by science writer Horst Rademacher, explains the basics of plate tectonic theory with specific reference to California and the Bay region. A second article, by UC Berkeley geology professor Doris Sloan, examines five specific local landforms that reveal the workings of plate tectonics. Also included are informational figures and diagrams, numerous photos, and an updated Bay Area fault map.

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This Bay Nature magazine special section will be published on April 1, 2006.

For more information, visit www.baynature.com.


Available online (at www.baynature.com) and at newsstands and book stores. To order bulk copies for your event or classroom, contact Bay Nature at (510)528-8550.


Educates the public about the ways in which geological events like the 1906 quake have and continue to shape our local environment.


General public, schools and environmental education programs.


Bay Nature Magazine, (510) 528-8550

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