Natural Disasters Panel

Authors participated in a panel discussion on natural disasters. Ms. Sobel spoke about the solar system and the possible finding… read more

Authors participated in a panel discussion on natural disasters. Ms. Sobel spoke about the solar system and the possible finding of a 10th planet. Professor Emanuel discussed the formation of hurricanes as well as some historical storms. Mr. Winchester talked about earthquakes and the San Francisco disaster of 1906. Following their individual speeches, the panelists collectively responded to questions and comments from members of the audience. Mr. Norcross introduced the participants and moderated the panel.

After the panel, live scenes from the street of the Miami Book Fair International were shown briefly. Then Professor Emanuel was interviewed by remote from the BookTV Bus. He discussed the effects of global warming on the upper portion of the oceans. The author also responded to questions and comments from telephone callers.

Simon Winchester is the author of A Crack in the Edge of the World: America and the Great California Earthquake of 1906, published by HarperCollins. Dava Sobel is the author of The Planets, published by Viking. Kerry Emanuel is the author of Divine Wind: The History and Science of Hurricanes, published by Oxford University Press. close

*The transcript for this program was compiled from uncorrected Closed Captioning.

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Program ID:
190020-3
Category:
Public Affairs Event
Format:
Call-In
Location:
Miami, Florida, United States
First Aired:
Nov 20, 2005
Last Aired:
Jan 22, 2006

Airing Details

  • Nov 20, 2005 | 11:04am EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 07, 2006 | 10:29pm EST | C-SPAN 2
  • Jan 22, 2006 | 5:41am EST | C-SPAN 2
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