Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Third Edition

Author: William N. Orr

Publisher: Waveland Press

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 247

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The geologic history of the Pacific Northwest is as unique as the region itself. Completely reorganized and revised, the Third Edition of Geology of the Pacific Northwest brings the area’s volcanism, earthquakes, tsunamis, and geologic environmental issues into sharp focus. William and Elizabeth Orr provide a singular perspective and explore the Pacific Northwest writ large, including Southeast Alaska, British Columbia, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and northern California. Descriptive and detailed photographs of the formations and terranes of each subregion are included, along with color plates that illuminate and expose the fundamental processes that shaped Pacific Northwest geology. The text reveals the geological origins, geographic features, phenomena, and natural resources of areas throughout the region. As urban development continues to expand in the tectonically active Pacific Northwest, environmental concerns and geologic hazards will grow more and more important. The authors’ central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history leads to deeper understanding of the region’s geology and new insights in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, and the environmental effects of mining.

Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Investigate How the Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown

Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 120

View: 491

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:

Category: Nature

Page: 584

View: 809

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 North Cascades

A Mountain Mosaic

Author: Rowland W. Tabor

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN:

Category: Nature

Page: 143

View: 419

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.

Geology of the Eastern Coast

Investigate How The Earth Was Formed with 15 Projects

Author: Cynthia Light Brown

Publisher: Nomad Press

ISBN:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 774

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.

The Impact of Geology on the United States

A Reference Guide to Benefits and Hazards

Author: Angus Macleod Gunn

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 261

View: 952

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.

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:

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 128

View: 575

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.

Geology of Washington

Puget Sound Faults, Olympic-Wallowa Lineament, Geology of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Fault

Author: Source: Wikipedia

Publisher: Books LLC, Wiki Series

ISBN:

Category:

Page: 60

View: 633

Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. Pages: 59. Chapters: Puget Sound faults, Olympic-Wallowa Lineament, Geology of the Pacific Northwest, Seattle Fault, Touchet Formation, Missoula Floods, Cascadia subduction zone, Chuckanut Formation, Tacoma Fault, Moses Coulee, Drumheller Channels National Natural Landmark, Palouse Falls, Lake Lewis, Wallula Gap, Straight Creek Fault, Sims Corner Eskers and Kames, Channeled Scablands, Cordilleran Ice Sheet, Grand Coulee, Umtanum Ridge Water Gap, Stonerose Interpretive Center and Fossil Site, Intermontane Belt, Joseph Canyon, Glacial Lake Columbia, Dry Falls, Centralia Coal Mine, Boulder Park, Pacific Northwest Seismic Network, Cobb hotspot, Portland Basin, Chilliwack batholith, Challis Arc. Excerpt: The Puget Sound faults under the heavily populated Puget Sound region (Puget Lowland) of Washington state form a regional complex of interrelated seismogenic (earthquake-causing) geologic faults. These include (from north to south, see map) the: The Puget Sound region (Puget Lowland) of western Washington contains the bulk of the population and economic assets of the state, and carries seven percent of the international trade of the United States. All this is at risk of earthquakes from three sources: Concentration of mid-crustal (10-20 km deep) seismicity in the Puget Lowland. (Fig. 48 from USGS OFR 99-311)While the great subduction events are large and release much energy (around magnitude 9), that energy is spread over a large area, and largely centered near the coast. The energy of the somewhat smaller Benioff earthquakes is likewise diluted over a relatively large area. The largest intra-crustal earthquakes have about the same total energy (which is about one-hundredth of a subduction event), but in being closer to the surface will have more powerful shaking, and therefore more damage. One study of seismic vulnerability of bridges in t...

Big Black Boring Rock

Essays on Northwest Geology

Author: Stephen P. Reidel

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Science

Page: 142

View: 277

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.