Steelworker, construction worker, and eventually a university professor (Ph.D. from University of Pittsburgh). Author of 8 nonfiction books on science-related subjects, published in the U.S. by U. Michigan Press, Rutgers U.P., McGraw-Hill, etc., and by Cambridge U.P. in the U.K. My books have been translated into 7 foreign languages: Polish, Spanish, Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Hebrew, and Arabic (in an edition published in Egypt).
My passion has always been natural disasters--delving into why humans plant themselves in the paths of Mother Nature's furies, and then why so few are prepared to escape the inevitable consequences. This script is my humble attempt to answer that question in the context of a specific well-documented 1902 disaster which today few viewers will have ever heard of.