Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

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"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Oregon Geology

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Author: Elizabeth L. Orr,William N. Orr

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 304

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This extensively updated sixth edition of The Geology of Oregon provides a comprehensive treatment of the state's geologic history and includes illustrations, an extensive bibliography, and biographical sketches of notable geologists.

Geology of Oregon

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Author: Elizabeth L. Orr,William N. Orr

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 254

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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.

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 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 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.

The Geology of Australia

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Author: Robert Henderson,David Johnson

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1316692493

Category: Science

Page: N.A

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This book documents the rich and spectacular heritage of the Australian continent over the last 4400 million years. Now in its third edition, The Geology of Australia provides a comprehensive overview of Australia's geology, landscapes and Earth resources. Beginning with the Precambrian rocks that hold clues to the origins of life and the development of an oxygenated atmosphere, it goes on to cover the warm seas, volcanism and episodes of mountain building that formed the eastern third of the Australian continent. This illuminating history details the breakup of the supercontinents Rodinia and Gondwana, the times of previous glaciations, the development of climates and landscapes in modern Australia, and the creation of the continental shelves and coastlines. This third edition features two new chapters on geological time and Paleozoic orogenic rock systems and mountain building, and new and updated illustrations and full-colour images.

Roadside Geology of Southern British Columbia

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Author: William Henry Mathews,Bill Mathews,J. W. H. Monger

Publisher: Heritage House Publishing

ISBN: 9781926613345

Category: Automobile travel

Page: 403

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British Columbia was built by some 500 million years of geologic discord along the western margin of the North American tectonic plate. That turmoil continues today, as the Juan de Fuca tectonic plate inches beneath Vancouver Island, triggering earthquakes and generating the magma that feeds the volcanoes of the Cascades. This book explains the province's geologic history in simple terms, covering southern British Columbia from the northern tip of Vancouver Island to the BC-Alberta border. Thirty-one descriptive road guides, complete with maps, photographs and diagrams, help you locate and interpret the rocks and landforms visible from the provinces highways and ferry routes. Discover a lava flow that chilled beneath ice, learn how Ripple Rock claimed 24 ships before engineers finally blew it up, and drive across a slow-moving earthflow that has played havoc with roads since the gold-rush days. The book a sense of the geology's importance to everyone who lives in and passes through the province.

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

Gem Trails of Oregon

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Author: James R. Mitchell

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 193

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From agate to zeolite, detailed maps and text lead collectors to more than 80 of the best locations throughout the state. Color and B/W photos highlight collecting areas and the specimens found there.

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.

Roadside Geology of Alaska

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Author: Cathy Connor

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878426195

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Author Cathy Connor discusses the latest findings as she guides readers along the roads of Alaska and adjacent parts of British Columbia and the Yukon.

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.

Roadside History of Oregon

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Author: Bill Gulick

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878422524

Category: History

Page: 430

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Travel through time, from Lewis and Clark's journey along the Columbia River to pioneer town-builders at the end of the Oregon Trail, from the tenders of lonely lighthouses off the storm-wracked coast to the Chinese miners working the depth of Hells Canyo

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

Roadside Geology of Maine

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Author: Dabney W. Caldwell

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423750

Category: Science

Page: 317

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Exploring Maine just got easier. Whether you plan to view the geology from the highway, the beach, or the top of Mt. Katahdin, Roadside Geology of Maine distills each scene's geologic history into easily understood stories of rocks and landscape. In this

Roadside Geology of Indiana

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Author: Mark J. Camp,Graham T. Richardson

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878423965

Category: Science

Page: 315

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Informative travel companions about roadside terrain and geology with photos, diagrams, and glossary.

Roadside Geology of Hawaiʻi

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Author: Richard W. Hazlett,Donald W. Hyndman

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 307

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Roadside Geology of Hawai`i details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike