Author William Sullivan at Bend Public Library

Posted By:  LIz Goodrich
Date Posted:  4/8/2008

Deschutes Public Library and The Central Oregon Nordic Club host author /explorer William L. Sullivan on Saturday, Friday, April 18 at 7:00 p.m. in the Brooks Room of the Bend Public Library. Sullivan will present a slide show highlighting his latest book Oregon’s Greatest Natural Disasters.

Based on his just-released book, Oregon author William L. Sullivan presents an illustrated lecture about the floods, earthquakes, forest fires, eruptions, and tsunamis that have hit Oregon during the past
13,000 years of human settlement. Although these disasters occur at irregular intervals, Sullivan shows that they are in fact part of natural cycles. It is not possible to predict these catastrophic events precisely, but we can prepare for their impact. Are we ready for the giant earthquake and tsunami that is coming to western Oregon? And how will global warming change the natural cycles behind Oregon's forest fires and floods?

Sullivan is the author of a dozen books about Oregon, including Hiking Oregon's History, the popular 100 Hikes series, and Oregon Trips & Trails. His journal of a 1000-mile hike he took across Oregon in 1985, Listening for Coyote, was chosen by the Oregon Cultural Heritage Commission as one of Oregon’s 100 Books, the 100 most significant books in the state’s history. He has also written a memoir and two novels.

This program is free and open to the public. For more information, please call 312-1032.

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