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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 region’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. “Caught between converging crustal plates,” the Orrs write, “the Pacific Northwest faces a future of massive earthquakes and tsunamis.”

A comprehensive treatment of the state’s geologic history, Oregon Geology moves through Oregon’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.

Synopsis:

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.

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).

Product Details

ISBN:
9780870716812
Author:
Orr, Elizabeth L.
Publisher:
Oregon State University Press
Author:
Orr, William N.
Subject:
Geology
Subject:
Geology-General
Edition Description:
6, Sixth edition
Publication Date:
20121131
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
BandW photographs. Line drawings. Maps.
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
11 x 8.5 in

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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.

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