Volcanoes of the Cascades: Their Rise and Their Risks

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Towering, majestic, beautiful—the Cascade Range is the centerpiece of the Northwest's renowned beauty. These rugged, snowcapped summits provide an inspiring backdrop to the landscape from Washington to northern California. Yet underneath this elegant facade are powerful, unpredictable forces. Thirteen of the range's peaks have the potential to explode with catastrophic results, seven peaks have erupted in the last 250 years, and, on average, two eruptions occur each century. ...
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Overview

Towering, majestic, beautiful—the Cascade Range is the centerpiece of the Northwest's renowned beauty. These rugged, snowcapped summits provide an inspiring backdrop to the landscape from Washington to northern California. Yet underneath this elegant facade are powerful, unpredictable forces. Thirteen of the range's peaks have the potential to explode with catastrophic results, seven peaks have erupted in the last 250 years, and, on average, two eruptions occur each century. Which mountain is next?
Through stunning photographs, exciting illustrations, and simple informative text, award-winning science writer Richard L. Hill explores this question and more. He describes pyroclastic flows, plate tectonics, and each peak's distinctive characteristics, examining how the volcanoes are linked and what hazards they might still pose.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780762730728
  • Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
  • Publication date: 10/1/2004
  • Series: A Falcon Guide Series
  • Edition description: First Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 96
  • Sales rank: 980,672
  • Product dimensions: 5.70 (w) x 8.98 (h) x 0.27 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard L. Hill has been the science writer for The Oregonian for more than 15 years. His articles have won numerous awards, from the American Geophysical Union's Award for Excellence in Science Writing to the C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for Distinguished Reporting. He is also a member of the board of directors of the 2,500-member National
Association of Science Writers.
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Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ¿ THE CASCADE RANGE
Chapter 2 ¿ THE HAZARDS
Chapter 3 ¿ MOUNT BAKER (including North Cascades National Park)
Chapter 4 ¿ GLACIER PEAK
Chapter 5 ¿ MOUNT RAINIER, a national park
Chapter 6 ¿ MOUNT ST. HELENS, a national park
Chapter 7 ¿ MOUNT ADAMS
Chaper 8 ¿ MOUND HOOD
Chapter 9 ¿ MOUNT JEFFERSON
Chapter 10 ¿ THE THREE SISTERS
Chapter 11 ¿ NEWBERRY CRATER, a national park
Chapter 12 ¿ CRATER LAKE, a national park
Chaper 13 ¿ MOUNT SHASTA
Chapter 14 ¿ MEDICINE LAKE (including Lava Beds National Monument)
Chapter 15 ¿ LASSEN PEAK, a national park
Resources ¿ including web sites and phone numbers where readers can obtain more information about the Cascades, volcanoes, and national parks.
Index
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