Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes

Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes

by Stephen L. Harris
     
 

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Illustrated with drawings, diagrams, maps, and both color and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a biography of the major volcanos of western North America. The book is intended for the general reader and begins with an overview of plate tectonics, products of eruptions and the landforms they build, magma composition, climate, and glaciers. The following

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Illustrated with drawings, diagrams, maps, and both color and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a biography of the major volcanos of western North America. The book is intended for the general reader and begins with an overview of plate tectonics, products of eruptions and the landforms they build, magma composition, climate, and glaciers. The following chapters are organized by region, and examine individual volcanos, providing information on the mountain's history, recent activity, notable characteristics, as well as directions to the site and visitor information. Annotation ©2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

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A complete revision of Harris' great Fire and ice. It includes a full account of St. Helens' latest activity and a thoroughly up-to- date portrayal of her fellow fire mountains in the Cascade Range and elsewhere in the west. Another lucid, lively, popular geology book from the publishers of the roadside geologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878422203
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
04/01/1988
Series:
Roadside Geology Series
Pages:
390
Product dimensions:
5.90(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.93(d)
Age Range:
9 - 17 Years

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