Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Second Edition

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.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown

Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)

ISBN: 9781936313396

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 9345

Looks at the geology and physical geography of the American Pacific Northwest, demonstrating concepts in the earth sciences as applied to the region, with hands-on projects intended to help readers understand the topics under discussion.

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains

Author: Daniel Mathews

Publisher: Timber Press

ISBN: 1604696354

Category: Nature

Page: 584

View: 8207

Natural History of the Pacific Northwest Mountains is an engagingly written, portable history and identification guide for the flora, fauna, and geology of the region. This guide also includes information about the landscape and weather. Packed with 800 color photographs, this is the perfect overview of the Pacific Northwest if you are looking for a simple way to discover the great outdoors.

Geology of the Eastern Coast

Investigate How The Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown,Kathleen Brown

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619301385

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 6211

Taking a unique approach to a fascinating region of the United States, this activity guide looks at the underlying processes that have shaped the Eastern Coast. Beginning with the connection between geology and geography, the chapters move into a discussion of plate tectonics and landforms such as the Appalachian Mountains, Piedmont area, and Coastal Plains. The aspects of climate, rivers and lakes, and the ecosystems of the temperate forest and wetlands—including bayous and the Everglades—are covered in detail. Engaging sidebars explain why the New River is one of the oldest in the world, how once-endangered alligators are now thriving, how hurricanes form, and more. Combining fun facts with hands-on experiments, this handbook features projects such as building folded mountains, creating dissolving “corals,” and making an eye of a storm.

Geology of Portland, Oregon, and Adjacent Areas

Author: Donald E. Trimble

Publisher: N.A


Category: Geology

Page: 119

View: 5168

A study of Tertiary and Quaternary deposits, lateritic weathering profiles, and of Quaternary history of part of the Pacific Northwest.

Geology of the North Cascades

A Mountain Mosaic

Author: Rowland W. Tabor,Ralph Albert Haugerud

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866230

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 848

Composed of everything from volcanic island arcs and deep ocean sediments, to parts of old continents and even pieces of the deep subcrustal mantle of the earth, Washington's North Cascade region is a true geologic mosaic. Here, authors Tabor and Haugerud reveal that the spectacular scenery of these mountains is matched by equally spectacular geology.

The Geology of Washington and Beyond

From Laurentia to Cascadia

Author: Eric Swenson Cheney

Publisher: University of Washington Press

ISBN: 0295806354

Category: Science

Page: 350

View: 7271

The 20 chapters of The Geology of Washington and Beyond�an outgrowth of a geologic symposium�present the substantial advances in recent research on the geologic history of Washington State. The 32 contributors used new conceptual developments such as sequence stratigraphy, identification and matching of terranes, and neotechtonics, as well as breakthroughs in technology such as lidar mapping, paleomagnetism, and new methods of radiometric dating, to examine the fascinating geology of Washington State and beyond. Also included is geologic mapping in areas previously known only by reconnaissance. This book will influence resource management decisions, as well as disaster and land-use planning in the region. The introductory chapters make the book accessible for undergraduate courses in geology and to the general public.

Big Black Boring Rock

Essays on Northwest Geology

Author: Stephen P. Reidel

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781574771565

Category: Science

Page: 142

View: 1306

This collection of essays on the geology of the Pacific Northwest is written by geologist Steve Reidel. Reidel is an expert on Columbia River Basalt, the primary rock of the Columbia Basin, the semi-arid region of Washington State where most of the essays are set. The book collects a series of highly readable and witty essays Reidel has been writing for more than a decade for the Tri-City Herald, the daily newspaper of the Tri-Cities (Richland, Pasco, and Kennewick), Washington. Written in plain language, Reidel makes geology, an often difficult field to understand, accessible for all readers. The book is divided into four parts. The Making and Shaping of the Columbia Basin, part one, covers the creation of the Basin from the massive flows of lava covering 100,000 square miles-the largest on Earth-to the walls of water 600 feet deep created by Ice-Age floods that sculpted the region. Landmarks, part two, describes the creation and stories behind Tri-Cities landmarks such as Rattlesnake Mountain and the Two Sisters. The essays included in part three, Geohazards, focus on Cascade Mountain volcanoes, such as Mount St. Helens; area earthquakes; and regional tsunamis. Part four takes readers from the Tri-Cities to explore geologic wonders scattered around the region such as the Gorge at George Washington, Gingko Petrified Forest, and Beacon Rock State Park.

Oregon Geology

Author: Elizabeth L. Orr,William N. Orr

Publisher: N.A


Category: Science

Page: 304

View: 6840

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 the Great Plains and Mountain West

Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN: 1619301342

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 7583

Answering intriguing questions such as Why does the largest river system in North America meander across the middle of the continent? and How does such a system relate to the rugged Rocky Mountains?, this fun-filled book delves into the majestic Great Plains region. The chapters concisely clarify the interrelated subjects of terrain, climate, and the great movements of the earth itself while illustrating the important changes that are still occurring in the area’s rivers, lakes, plains, and unpredictable weather. Brimming with fascinating facts, educational sidebars tell how earthquakes in New Madrid, Missouri caused waves to go upstream in the Mississippi River; why and how tornadoes form; and how invasive species are threatening the Great Lakes and what people are doing about it.

Field Guide to the Rocks and Geology of Port Townsend

Author: Annika Wallendahl

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780981715704


Page: 4

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This field guide is your introduction to the beautiful rocks, minerals and geology surrounding Port Townsend, Washington. A Victorian seaport near the majestic Olympic National Park, Port Townsend is a wonderful gateway to the natural history of the Pacific Northwest. This four-page, full-color guide features 31 photographs of agates, quartz, jasper, calcite and many more geologic treasures.

The Impact of Geology on the United States

A Reference Guide to Benefits and Hazards

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN: 9780313314445

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 2801

Explore the environmental issues arising from geologic and climatic processes in this thorough examination of the geology of the United States and its impact on our lives.

Volcanoes to Vineyards

Geologic Field Trips Through the Dynamic Landscape of the Pacific Northwest

Author: Jim E. O'Connor,Rebecca J. Dorsey,Ian Madin

Publisher: Geological Society of America

ISBN: 0813700159

Category: Science

Page: 874

View: 5638

"This volume contains guides for 34 geological field trips offered in conjunction with the October 2009 GSA Annual Meeting in Portland, Oregon. Showcasing the region's geological diversity, the peer-reviewed papers included here span topics ranging from accreted terrains and mantle plumes to volcanoes, floods, and vineyard terroir. Locations visited throughout Oregon, Washington, and Idaho encompass Astoria to Zillah. More than just a series of maps, the accompanying descriptions, observations, and conclusions offer new insights to the geologic processes and history of the Pacific Northwest - insights that will inspire readers to put their boots on the evidence as they develop their own understanding of this remarkable and dynamic corner of the world."--Publisher's description.

Die Anden

Ein geographisches Porträt

Author: Axel Borsdorf,Christoph Stadel

Publisher: Springer-Verlag

ISBN: 3827424585

Category: Science

Page: 453

View: 2159

Bodenschätze, die überwältigenden Naturschönheiten, die Vielfalt scheinbar intakter Kulturen, wirtschaftliche Vielfalt - das sind Stichwörter, die man gemeinhin mit den Anden verbindet. Erstmals seit Jahrzehnten wird eine Gesamtschau eines Erdraums versucht, der durch die längste Gebirgskette der Erde verbunden ist. In diesem Raum von außerordentlicher klimatischer, floristischer und geologischer Vielfalt hatten sich vor Ankunft der Spanier Hochkulturen entwickelt und bis heute ist der Andenraum durch die Diversität von ethnischen, demographischen, kulturellen und wirtschaftlichen Strukturen sowie die Disparität von sozioökonomischen Schichten gekennzeichnet. Die Andenländer stellen sich auf unterschiedlichen Wegen der Herausforderung, ihre natürlichen und kulturellen Potenziale besser zu nutzen und dennoch die ökologischen Grundlagen nicht zu gefährden, die wirtschaftlichen Disparitäten zu überwinden, und soziale Kohärenz herzustellen. Dieses mit faszinierenden Fotos und anschaulichen Grafiken reich bebilderte Buch liefert Grundlagen für ein besseres Verständnis dieses Naturraums mit seinen Problemen. Axel Borsdorf ist Ordinarius des Instituts für Geographie an der Universität Innsbruck und Leiter des Instituts für Interdisziplinare Gebirgsforschung der Österreichischen Akademie der Wissenschaften. Er ist Autor oder Herausgeber zahlreicher Bücher zu verschiedenen Themen der Humangeographie, der Alpen und der Anden. Christoph Stadel ist Emeritus an der Universität Salzburg und Adjunct Professor des Institute for Natural Resources an der University of Manitoba, Kanada. Er ist der Verfasser zahlreicher Arbeiten zur vergleichenden Hochgebirgsgeographie und zur Geographie der Anden.

Geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands

Author: Leonard H.L. Vacher,Terrence M. Quinn

Publisher: Elsevier

ISBN: 9780080554662

Category: Science

Page: 947

View: 9881

This book on geology and hydrogeology of carbonate islands is volume 54 in the Developments in Sedimentology series.