The authors thank John Silbersack of Trident Media Group and John Wiley & Sons editors David Pugh and Laura Walsh for supporting this book. They also want to thank John R. Douglas for his very special role in making this book a reality.
I thank my co-authors Bob and Cindy for being indispensable in the writing of this book. Without them this book would not have been published and even if written, would have been inaccessible for most audiences. I also thank Dr. Rod Stevenson for his long-term support of the foundational work that is the basis for this book, which hopefully will be the second of many. I also thank Ruth Pritchard for her review of the manuscript. And I am especially grateful to my wife, Betsy, and son, Benson, for their ongoing support in what has been an often arduous and trying process.
I, along with my brother, want to dedicate this book to our father, the original author in the family, who died early this year. We also want to thank our brother Jim for his lifelong support of the ideas behind this book and our mother for inspiring us both with the joy of discovering the world and writing about it. I thank Ron Everett, my business associate, for his enthusiastic support of this project. I also want to thank Michael Lebowitz and Dan Cohen for their special contributions to the writing of this book. Chris Ruddy and Aaron De Hoog have been enormous supporters of Aftershock. It’s been great to have such support. I also ...