Roadside Geology of Washington

Roadside Geology of Washington

Book - 1984
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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Washington's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to under
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., c1984
ISBN: 9780878421602
Branch Call Number: 557.97 ALT
Characteristics: xii, 282 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Hyndman, Donald W.


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Aug 18, 2017

This is thee manual for understanding the most diverse assemblage of Landscapes....
than any other U.S. State has blasted their road-cuts through.
As was eloquently stated in the previous comment, this handy reference not only satisfies a deep curiosity..... it imbues one into you.
I wish this book had accompanied my first explorations to obscure locales around Washington. Having a greater appreciation of the regions geomorphology would have made those long, really long, and even longer drives...........just too darn short!
"Roadside Geology of Washington" will inspire you to visualize the Geological history of the passing scenery. It can certainly appear chaotic in places. But you'll want to pull-off the road often to scope-out the features this book provides coherent explanations for, and make sense of the sights you're seeing.
This is one in a series of 'Roadside Geology" titles covering many other States and Provinces.

Feb 08, 2017

I borrowed this book for my husband who is interested in geology (sorry to say, it all sounded pretty boring to me then). I just looked at the pictures and read a little from here and there, and suddenly I could not put this book down any more. It is just so incredibly interesting and well written, and it makes the area where we live so much more exiting. The book is easily accessible for a person who has not been interested in geology before - like me. I look at rocks, mountains etc with new eyes now, hiking and road trips have a new dimension. Very much recommended.


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