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Oregon Fossilsby Elizabeth L Orr
Synopses & Reviews
This revised and expanded edition of Oregon Fossils includes a record of all known fossils in Oregon going back 400 million years, along with collecting localities by county, age, rock formation, and published source. The book also provides a geologic overview of the state, from ocean beaches to the high desert, from the Blue Mountains to the Siskiyous.
Unique among fossil field guides, Oregon Fossils includes both specimen identification and interesting notes about their discovery, naming, and conservation. The narrative is sprinkled with biographical sketches of paleontologists who have contributed to the stateas fossil record, and the text is richly illustrated with photographs, line drawings, charts, and maps. A complete bibliography lists full citations to fossil material.
The only single volume that provides Oregonas fossil record and history, Oregon Fossils is well-written, well-organized guide. It is an excellent reference for classroom and library use, for researchers, and for private collectors and hobbyists.
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.
Because Oregon sits on the leading edge of a moving crustal plate, a striking diversity of geologic events have molded its topography. Over a century of study, a deeper understanding of the regionandrsquo;s tectonic overprint has emerged. In this timely update to the 2000 edition, Elizabeth and William Orr incorporate that new knowledge, addressing current environmental problems and detailing tectonic hazards. andldquo;Caught between converging crustal plates,andrdquo; the Orrs write, andldquo;the Pacific Northwest faces a future of massive earthquakes and tsunamis.andrdquo;
A comprehensive treatment of the stateandrsquo;s geologic history, Oregon Geology moves through Oregonandrsquo;s regions to closely examine the unique geologic features of each, from the Blue Mountains to the Willamette Valley, from the high lava Plains to the Coast Range.
The book includes biographical sketches of notable geologists. It is lavishly illustrated and includes an extensive bibliography.
About the Author
Elizabeth L. Orr is the collections manager of the Condon Collection at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at University of Oregon.
William N. Orr, emeritus professor of geology at University of Oregon, is director of the Condon Collection. The Orrs have coauthored Geology of the Pacific Northwest, Second Edition, Oregon Water: An Environmental History, and Oregon Fossils, Second Edition (OSU Press).
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