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  • Publications of Note

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America. By Brian F. Atwater, Musumi-Rokkaku Satoko, Satake Kenji, Tsuji Yoshinobu, Ueda Kazue, and David K. Yamaguchi. United States Geological Survey, Reston, Va., in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2005. viii, 133 pages. $24.95, paper. Five "detectives" among the authors of this study connect a North American earthquake with a Pacific tsunami that flooded Japanese shores in January 1700. Using not only new understanding of fault lines in North America but also sediment and tree rings of the Pacific Northwest as well as archives from shogunal Japan, the authors "use the past to help warn of outsize earthquakes and tsunamis of the future" (p. 4).

Tensions of Empire: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. By Ken'ichi Goto. Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 2003. xxiv, 349 pages. $24.95, paper. This volume is a collection of mostly previously published essays focusing on Japan's growing interest in Southeast Asia in the 1920s and 1930s and its involvement in the region during the war, its relations with the Indonesian archipelago, and its relations with postwar Southeast Asia. Goto focuses on "individuals, looking at the ideas that motivated them, the goals they hoped to achieve, and the success or failure that attended their efforts" (p. xx).

The Orphan Tsunami of 1700: Japanese Clues to a Parent Earthquake in North America. By Brian F. Atwater, Musumi-Rokkaku Satoko, Satake Kenji, Tsuji Yoshinobu, Ueda Kazue, and David K. Yamaguchi. United States Geological Survey, Reston, Va., in association with University of Washington Press, Seattle, 2005. viii, 133 pages. $24.95, paper.

Five "detectives" among the authors of this study connect a North American earthquake with a Pacific tsunami that flooded Japanese shores in January 1700. Using not only new understanding of fault lines in North America but also sediment and tree rings of the Pacific Northwest as well as archives from shogunal Japan, the authors "use the past to help warn of outsize earthquakes and tsunamis of the future" (p. 4).

Tensions of Empire: Japan and Southeast Asia in the Colonial and Postcolonial World. By Ken'ichi Goto. Ohio University Press, Athens, Ohio, 2003. xxiv, 349 pages. $24.95, paper.

This volume is a collection of mostly previously published essays focusing on Japan's growing interest in Southeast Asia in the 1920s and 1930s and its involvement in the region during the war, its relations with the Indonesian archipelago, and its relations with postwar Southeast Asia. Goto focuses on "individuals, looking at the ideas that motivated them, the goals they hoped to achieve, and the success or failure that attended their efforts" (p. xx).

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ISSN
1549-4721
Print ISSN
0095-6848
Pages
p. 503
Launched on MUSE
2006-07-13
Open Access
No
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