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Fire, Faults, and Floods: A Road & Trail Guide Exploring the Origins of the Columbia River Basin (Northwest Naturalist Book)by Marge Mueller
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A wondrous collection of soaring cliffs, deep coulees, basalt dike wals, water-filled potholes, flood-carved caves, and broad channels of one-time rivers spreads across the landscape of eastern and central Washington and northern Oregon. This road and trail guidebook introduces readers, residents, hikers, and tourists to outstanding geological features found in the Columbia River Basin and offers an in-depth look at the geological events and forces that created its vast and varied landscapes. Written in non-technical terms so it is very understandable, the authors describe not only the geology of the region, but the history and recreational opportunities offered at various sites. Ninety-five black and white photographs and 80 maps and illustrations accompany the text and serve as detailed guides to sites throughout the region.
Book News Annotation:
Fifty-three trips are targeted to assist readers in finding and understanding the area's major geologic features. Among the regions covered are: Missoula, Montana and the lower Clark Fork drainage; Grande Ronde and Joseph Creek Canyons on the borders of Washington, Oregon, and Idaho; the Columbia River Gorge; and the northern Oregon Coast. Includes b&w photos and maps.
Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
Distributed by the University of Nebraska Press for the University of Idaho Press
A wonderous collection of soaring cliffs, deep coulees, basalt dike walls, water-filled potholes, flood carved caves and broad channels of one-time rivers spreads across eastern and central Washington and northern Oregon. Fifty-three trips are targeted to assist readers in finding and understanding the area's major geologic features. Ninety-five black and white photographs and 80 maps and illustrations accompany the text.
The Muellers lead you on a fascinating tour of this vast region and help you explore the geologic events that shaped its unique features. The book includes the origin of a huge meteor hit and the resulting massive basalt flows; also a complete study and tour of the Missoula Flood and its destructive path to the sea. Many maps, illustrations, and photographs enable the reader to appreciate this area of the Pacific Northwest.
Includes bibliographical references (p. 277-282) and index.
About the Author
Marge and Ted Mueller are outdoor enthusiasts and environmentalists who have explored the Pacific Northwest for over 40 years and have instructed mountain climbing through the University of Washington. This is their eleventh book on the Pacific Northwest.
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