Controversies in the Earth Sciences

Additional resources and Bibliography


Various Web sites with links to resources aimed at teachers and students:

Nature podcast featuring Seth Stein and the New Madrid fault zone:

Nature Publishing Group

A good book written for nonscientists about the 1811–1812 New Madrid sequence:

  • Feldman, J., When the Mississippi Ran Backwards: Empire, Intrigue, Murder, and the New Madrid Earthquakes, Simon & Schuster, 2005.


Newman et al. (1999) Slow Deformation and Lower Seismic Hazard at the New Madrid Seismic Zone, Science, 284, 619–621.

Boyd, O.S., R. Smalley, Jr., and Y. Zheng (2015), Crustal deformation in the New Madrid seismic zone and the role of postseismic processes, J. Geophys. Res. Solid Earth, 120, 5782–5803, doi:10.1002/2015JB012049.