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Geology Underfoot in Western Washington


Learn about the Geology of Western Washington with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 374 pages that are packed with detailed information about Western Washington Geology. See table of contents below.

Geology Underfoot in Western WashingtonTable of Contents

Preface vii
Using This Book: Maps, Locations, and Toolsix
Units of Measure and Timex
Acknowledgmentsxi
The Geology of Western Washington1
Plate Tectonics: The Cascadia Subduction Zone3
E Pluribus Unum: Assembling Washington10
Geology Marches On: The Future17
Petrology and Looking at Rocks19
How To Date A Rock22
1. Native Legend as Geologic Fact
Bridge of the Gods and the Bonneville Landslide
27
2. The Rocky Guts of a Volcano
Beacon Rock and the Missoula Floods
41
3. Changes at the Mouth of the Columbia River
Cafe Disappointment
53
4. Witness to a Giant Earthquake
The Sunken Forest of Willapa Bay
67
5. Far-Traveled Lava
The Columbia River Basalt in the Chehalis River
81
6. Enigma on the Prairie
The Mima Mounds
93
7. Cave of the Apes
Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
107
8. Looking Down the Gun Barrel
Johnston Ridge
127
9. The Life of an Andesite Stratovolcano
Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
139
10. Debris Flows and Disappearing Ice
Nisqually Glacier
153
11. Buried in Ice - Repeatedly
Whidbey Island
165
12. Wandering Rocks
Glacial Erratics of the Puget Lowland
179
13. Stop Erosion
Save Snoqualmie Falls!
201
14. Urban Geology
A Tour of Downtown Seattle Building Stone
209
15. Something Missing Tells a Tale
The Folded Rocks at Beach 4
231
16. Seafloor in the Sky
Hurricane Ridge
245
17. A Spit in the Sea
Dungeness Spit
259
18. The Deep Core of the North Cascades
Skagit Gorge
269
19. Rising Granite
Washington Pass
283
20. Honeycomb Weathering
Larrabee State Park
295
21. The Big Bird of Western Washington
Diatryma
307
22. Calderas and Columns
Artist Point and Heather Meadows
319
GPS Positions for Selected Waypoints334
Glossary338
Sources of More Information350
Index363