Man Who Predicts Earthquakes: Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist--how His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives

Man Who Predicts Earthquakes: Jim Berkland, Maverick Geologist--how His Quake Warnings Can Save Lives

by Cal Orey


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Meet Jim Berkland, a California geologist whose forecast of the famous October 17, 1989 World Series Quake that rumbled through the San Francisco Bay Area was right on the money. This is the first book to document a geologist's uncanny ability to foretell earthquakes around the world. This facinating read includes stories of earthquake survivors, a wealth of details about seismic activity in earthquake prone regions around the world.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781591810360
Publisher: Sentient Publications
Publication date: 01/15/2006
Pages: 282
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 8.36(h) x 0.68(d)

About the Author

Cal Orey is an accomplished author and journalist who has written hundreds of articles for a variety of national magazines. She specializes in topics as diverse as health, nutrition, relationships, and pets. Her articles have appeared in publications such as The Writer, Woman's World, Woman's Day, and Complete Woman, for which she also is a contributing editor. Ms. Orey is also has written articles for Dog World and Dog Fancy, and she is the California editor for PetFolio.

She holds a B.A. and an M.A. in English from San Francisco State University. Ms. Orey is the author of several books, including The Healing Powers of Vinegar, Doctors' Orders: What 101 Doctors Do to Stay Healthy (translated into three languages), and 202 Pets' Peeves: Cats and Dogs Speak Out on Pesky Human Behavior, all published by Kensington. A native of the San Francisco Bay Area, she resides in Northern California.

What People are Saying About This

Kathleen Antrim

A fascinating read full of amazing anecdotes and provocative information. Orey's book entertains while challenging conventional science. So be warned, once you start reading this book, you won't put it down.
—(Kathleen Antrim, author of Capital Offense,columnist for the San Francisco Examiner)

Lisa Baran

Lisa Baran, editor of PetFolio
Berkland's predictions have been ‘on the mark’ on numerous occasions, and Cal Orey's new book delves into the science and the psychic phenomena behind it all.

Stephen Spignesi

Can Berkland predict earthquakes? It seems so, and veteran author Cal Orey does an extraordinary job of not only telling Jim's story to the world, but also providing readers with an enormous amount of valuable information about earthquakes. Frankly, I wish I had had this book when I was researching my own book about disasters. Highly recommended.
—(Stephen Spignesi, author of Catastrophe! The 100 Greatest Disasters of All Time)

Clarisa Bernhardt

Clarisa Bernhardt, columnist for
Cal Orey's wonderfully written book about geologist Jim Berkland's unique but scientifically unorthodox approach to predictions of forthcoming earth tremors should register 9.9 on the Richter Scale!

Motoji Ikeya

Twenty to thirty percent of children in the area woke up more than a minute before the Kobe, Japan, earthquake in 1995. Cal Orey's book shows that a nature-loving geologist like Jim Berkland, with a heart of a child, can forecast earthquakes.
—(Motoji Ikeya, Professor Emeritus of Osaka University, Japan; author of Earthquakes and Animals)

Jim Baker

Jim Baker, County Geologist of Santa Clara County, California
In this landmark book, journalist Cal Orey demonstrates that Berkland will cross any chasm to deliver his quake wisdom.

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