Roadside Geology of Idaho

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 393

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Idaho's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understand

Roadside Geology of Washington

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 282

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Washington's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to under

Roadside Geology of Montana

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 427

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Montana's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Roadside Geology of Utah

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Author: Felicie Williams,Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426188

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it's rocks and iconic landforms—preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments—come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides.The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah's high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart, run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau's flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.Roadside Geology of Utah's 65 road guides traverse the state's major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.

Geology Underfoot in Southern Idaho

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Author: Shawn Willsey

Publisher: Geology Underfoot

ISBN: 9780878426782

Category: Science

Page: 290

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Geology professor Willsey aims to inspire more Idahoans and visitors to take an interest in one of the most compelling and fascinating regions of the earth. He aims to bridge the gap between geologists and the interested public by passing along a collection of fascinating stories told by southern Idaho's rocks and landscapes. Southern Idaho's geologic history spans about 2.5 billion years--more than half that of the Earth. Chapters represent a sampling of the unique geologic features that formed during this immense amount of time. Willsey selects accessible locations that are exceptional in terms of either location or geologic history. --Publisher.

Roadside history of Idaho

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Author: Betty B. Derig

Publisher: Mountain Pr

ISBN: N.A

Category: History

Page: 362

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You'll feel like you've got a native guide at hand as this book transports you to Idaho's historic sites through well-researched, well-told stories and vivid historical photographs.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Second Edition

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Author: William N. Orr,Elizabeth L. Orr

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN: 1478609877

Category: Science

Page: 337

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The geologic history of the Pacific Northwest is as unique as the region itself. Created via tectonic plate movements and accretionary events, the original terranes were subsequently covered by sedimentary layers, ash, lavas, and glacial debris. These processes, begun millions of years ago, continue to affect the area, as seen in the eruption of Mount St. Helens and catastrophic Japanese tsunamis created by earthquakes in the Pacific Northwest. Understanding of the regions geology has led to new insight in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, the environmental effects of mining, and urban development as it relates to geologic hazards. The Orrs detailed and informative writing style appeals to those with geologic training as well as beginners with an interest in the region. Each chapter covers a specific subregion, allowing for maximum flexibility both in the classroom and for the casual reader. The authors central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history permeates throughout the book.

Gem Minerals of Idaho

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Author: John A. Beckwith

Publisher: Caxton Press

ISBN: 9780870042287

Category: Nature

Page: 123

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Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for Caxton Press Gem Minerals of Idaho, designed for beginners and for those collectors visiting Idaho for the first time, it is a guide to some of the countless collecting areas of the state. It is not a textbook of mineralogy and, so far as possible, avoids technical terminology. However, it does contain information of general value on the physical and optical characteristics of minerals, as well as facts concerning history, lore, and fashioning of many of the gems.

Idaho Minerals

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Author: Lanny Ream

Publisher: L. R. Ream Pub.

ISBN: 9780928693027

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 329

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Roadside Geology of Nevada

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Author: Frank DeCourten,Norma Biggar

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426720

Category: Science

Page: 405

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The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States, and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin. --Publisher.

Rockhounding Idaho

A Guide to 99 of the State’s Best Rockhounding Sites

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Author: Garret Romaine

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762763310

Category: Nature

Page: 264

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A complete guide to Idaho's best sites for collecting rocks, minerals, gems, crystals, fossils, and gold.

Idaho Loners

Hermits, Solitaries, and Individualists

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Author: Cort Conley

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780960356652

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 322

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Gives accounts of twelve people in Idaho who have prefered to lead lives of isolation.

Roadside Geology of Northern and Central California

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Author: David D. Alt,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426706

Category: Science

Page: 371

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Sierra Nevada -- Klamath mountains -- Coast range -- The great valley -- High Cascades on the Modoc plateau -- Basin and range.

Roadside Geology of Georgia

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Author: Pamela J. W. Gore,William D. Witherspoon

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426027

Category: Science

Page: 347

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Ride along with geologists Pamela Gore and Bill Witherspoon on this extraordinary tour of the Peach State's varied terrain. In 35 detailed and densely illustrated road guides, the authors examine Georgia's fascinating geology and reveal the stories that lie beneath the surface. You'll be amazed at Georgia's geological diversity, from its shifting barrier islands along the coast to the sandstone ridges in its northwest corner. At the Cumberland Island National Seashore you'll find the ruins of Dungeness, the once-magnificent Carnegie estate built of local mineral resources, and encounter wild horses grazing among windswept dunes. In Atlanta, the white whaleback of granite called Stone Mountain will impress you with its protruding cat's eye minerals and stony layers that are sloughing off like the layers of an onion. In the Blue Ridge Mountains you can witness Amicalola Falls, one of the highest cascading waterfalls east of the Mississippi River, and Tallulah Gorge, one the deepest gorges in the eastern United States. And in the iconic Okefenokee Swamp of south Georgia, you'll wade through the gator-filled blackwater of one of the largest wetlands in North America. With its engaging prose and 250-plus color photos, maps, and figures, Roadside Geology of Georgia takes you beyond the rocks to unearth the billion-year history of the Empire State of the South.

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

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Author: David R. Lageson,Darwin Spearing

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 274

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Islands & Rapids

A Geologic Story of Hells Canyon

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Author: Tracy Vallier

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781881090304

Category: Nature

Page: 151

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In this book, the first written on the geology of Hells Canyon, a world-class scientist tells the story of the deepest gorge on the North American continent. Born as islands in the Pacific Ocean, the rocks in Hells Canyon moved slowly northward with the North American continent after it broke loose from the Pangea supercontinent. Finally, the islands collided with the North American continent and were zippered to it. Bathed again by the sea, deeply eroded, and subsequently covered beneath a mile of lava flows, the entire area was lifted by, and along, large faults. In addition to telling the geologic history of the canyon, the book includes a mile-by-mile guide to the major features of Hells Canyon. A glossary and an annotated bibliography also complement the author's narrative along with his personal reminiscences and more than 100 photographs, many in full color.

Natural Hazards and Disasters

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Author: Donald Hyndman,David Hyndman

Publisher: Cengage Learning

ISBN: 1305888189

Category: Science

Page: 576

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NATURAL HAZARDS AND DISASTERS, 5e provides easy-to-understand coverage of the geological processes that underlie disasters, explores the impact these processes have on humans and vice versa, and analyzes strategies for mitigating these hazards’ physical and financial harm. From timely information on recent natural disasters in the United States and around the world to insights on earthquakes associated with fracking, this fascinating book provides the up-to-date information you need to analyze potential hazards and take the steps necessary to survive a natural disaster. Important Notice: Media content referenced within the product description or the product text may not be available in the ebook version.

Roadside Geology of Washington

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller,Darrel S. Cowan

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426775

Category: Science

Page: 380

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Washington is alive with geologic activity: It's home to the most active volcanoes in the lower 48, earthquakes regularly rattle the populated Puget Sound region, the potential of landslides increases with each soaking rain, and tsunami evacuation routes alert tourists in Olympic National Park to the active plate boundary just off the coast. The only geologic hazard Washingtonians need not fear, at least not with the continued trend of global warming, is another Ice Age flood. More than forty of the biggest floods known in the history of Earth scoured the Channeled Scabland of eastern Washington, the most recent only about 15,000 years ago. Since the first edition of Roadside Geology of Washington appeared on the book shelves in 1984, several generations of geologists have studied the wild assortment of rocks in the Evergreen State, from 45-million-year-old sandstone exposed in sea cliffs at Cape Flattery to 1.4-billion-year-old sandstone near Spokane. In between are the rugged granitic and metamorphic peaks of the North Cascades, the volcanic flows of Mt. Rainier and the other active volcanoes of the Cascade magmatic arc, and the 2-mile-thick flood basalts of the Columbia Basin. With the help of this brand new, completely updated second edition, you can appreciate spectacular geologic features along more than forty of Washington's highways.