Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Author: William N. Orr
Publisher: Waveland Press
ISBN: 1478609877
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Author: Cynthia Light Brown
Publisher: Nomad Press (VT)
ISBN: 9781936313389
Format: PDF, Docs
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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.

The Geology of the Pacific Northwest

Author: E. Kirsten Peters
Publisher: Thomson Custom Pub
ISBN: 9780759364967
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Written at a level appropriate for non-majors, the Geology of the Pacific Northwest is designed to complement any introductory earth science, environmental, geologic, or geographic course where discussion of the Pacific Northwest can add relevant context to the regular coursework. The Pacific Northwest has a dramatic geologic history. It is still a dynamic part of the Earth as both modern volcanic eruptions and earthquakes demonstrate. This special module discusses the historical events that shaped the current geologic phenomena of this unique region, as well as the seismic hazards that will continue to shape its future. Coverage spans the Coast Ranges and the Klamath Mountains, the Puget Sound-Willamette lowland, the Cascades from northern Washington to northern California, the Columbia Plateau, the Blue Mountains, the Idaho Batholith region, and the Snake River Plain.

From the Puget Lowland to East of the Cascade Range

Author: Ralph A. Haugerud
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813700493
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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"This volume contains guides that geographically focus on the Seattle, Washington, area within the Puget lowland, and also includes descriptions of trips in the Cascade Range and the region east of the Cascades"--

Volcanoes to Vineyards

Author: Jim E. O'Connor
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 0813700159
Format: PDF
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"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.