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Maps and More

resources from the regular collections show-and-tell at the Earth Sciences and Map Library

Pardon our dust!

work in progress by Gleb Khorunzhiy from the Noun Project

We moved to a new library catalog, UC Library Search, this summer! The new platform has a lot of improvements and advantages.

Unfortunately, it's going to take us some time to update all of the links to library resources on this page. In the meantime, you can search for the items below via UC Library Search.

Thank you for your patience and we hope you enjoy the new library catalog!

[Image credit: "work in progress" by Gleb Khorunzhiy from the Noun Project]

The City that Waits to Die

Scientists say San Francisco is a doomed city unless earthquake research and prediction progresses rapidly enough to avert a major disaster.

Shown as the finale to our Spring Semester 2015 Maps and More series, the City that Waits to Die is a classic of the disaster-geology genre. It was produced by the BBC in 1970 and was intended to warn viewers of the dire consequences that awaited the region should another "big one" hit.  Although its prognostications are somewhat dated, the movie is an amazing time capsule of 1970s era science, featuring a soundtrack by Mama Cass and vintage supercomputers.

View it at the Media Resources Center.