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Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosaic
     

Geology of the North Cascades: A Mountain Mosaic

by Rowland Tabor, Ralph Haugerud
 

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* Explains the geologic natural history of the North Cascades

* Appeals to hikers who are fascinated by the region, as well as amateur geologists

* Authors are both geologists with the US Geological Survey

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

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* Explains the geologic natural history of the North Cascades

* Appeals to hikers who are fascinated by the region, as well as amateur geologists

* Authors are both geologists with the US Geological Survey

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.

Beginning with a summary of the geologic history of the North Cascades, the first section also offers the novice a primer on geologic terms and processes. The second section covers more than 150 accessible sites of geologic interest, arranged by reference to the rivers and streams of the range. Many new ideas about the rocks and geologic processes in the North Cascades are introduced, making this a must-read for those studying the region.

Editorial Reviews

Sierra Club
If you have ever visited the Cascades and wondered how such rugged grandeur came to be, this is the book for you. A good book for hikers interested in the Cascades, and a 'must' for geology pros and buffs who intend to visit those great mountains.
John Riedel
To weave a lifetime of observations and thoughts into a story accessible to a wide audience is an amazing accomplishment. Visitors, naturalists, and professional scientists will value this book for a very long time.
Choice magazine
Unparalleled insight into the origins of one of the most complex and exciting geological areas in the world. Only geologists who have spent their careers actually in the field and love the field as these authors do could write this incomparable useful and beautiful book.
Choice Magazine
Unparalleled insight into the origins of one of the most complex and exciting geological areas in the world. Only geologists who have spent their careers actually in the field and love the field as these authors do could write this incomparably useful and beautiful book.
Everett Herald
A must for anyone interested in the land around them.
Sierra Club Bonanza
If you have ever visited the Cascades and wondered how such rugged grandeur came to be, this is the book for you .A good book for hikers interested in the Cascades, and a `must' for geology pros and buffs who intend to visit those great mountains.
Seattle Post-Intelligencer
This guide is a welcome edition to any hiker's library. It's a handy book to keep in the car, or carry in your pack when hiking trails of geologic interest in the North Cascades.
Booknews
A highly graphical book. The lucid text is further lighted by fine line drawings and excellent shaded-relief maps. The authors are geologists with the U.S. Geological Survey. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898866230
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Pages:
143
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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