Archive for July, 2012

Layers: San Francisco

One of the most beautiful and important cities in the United States, San Francisco is rent by numerous fault lines.  To simplify you can picture the faults bunched together like a deck of cards stood on edge.  Each fault is a card, lined up on its edge, as they cut through the city, making the […]

Layers: Naples, Italy

People often respond to terrible hazard danger with denial and indifference. This is particularly true for disasters which occurred long ago.  Without victims to remember and relate the terror of the hazard striking, threat seems remote despite historical or geomorphic evidence.  Such is the case with Naples and the cities nestled close to Mount Vesuvius […]

Layers: Florence, Italy

       

Layers: Places in Peril

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