Table of Contents

In this Issue

Features:

Trapping an Earthquake
by Karen McNally
A Caltech geophysicist describes some of the problems and payoffs — human and scientific — of an earthquake forecast that came true.

A Capital Idea
The colonnades of the first four undergraduate houses on campus have some remarkable capitals. Did the designer have particular people in mind?

Research in Progress
Acid Rain
Battery Power
Magnetic Bubbles

Winchester Jones — How It Was (Part Two)
A chapter in the oral history of Caltech by the dean of admissions emeritus — plus a sample of his fabulous repertoire of anecdotes about Caltech

Editing from Scientist to Informed Layman
by Edward Hutchings Jr.
The recently retired editor of E&S reveals some of the secrets of his success.

Jack E. McKee, 19141979