The "Parkfield Project" is a book project focused on the small town of Parkfield, California, the self-proclaimed, Earthquake Capital of the World. Located in the Cholame Valley, and on the boundary between the Pacific and North American tectonic plates, Parkfield is home to the USGS's Parkfield Experiment, a long-running experiment in earthquake prediction, and of more seismic sensing technology than anywhere in North America. Home to firefighters and artists, entrepreneurs and eccentrics, the Cholame is owned in large part by two families, the Hearsts and the Varians, each with their own indelible imprint on the history of California and of the country. 

Please check out the page, "Online Publications," for some selections from this project.