Gem Trails of Washington
The first comprehensive collecting guide of its kind for the Evergreen State. Features over 75 of the best locales for exploring and collecting rocks, minerals or fossils. Sites are presented with detailed directions, site maps, GPS readings, descriptive text and numerous black and white photos. A handy mineral locator index, glossary, lists of rock clubs and a full-color photo insert of rock fossil and mineral specimens are included to enhance the collecting experience.
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Roadside Geology of Washington
The geology of Washington is a story of islands-- micro-continents-- coming in from the sea. Two hundred million years ago most of Washington consisted of two large islands, each one a scrap of continent, lying somewhere in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. One after the other they docked onto the North American continent, each adding its distinctive bit to the complex geologic and geographic mosaic of western North America.
Author William A. Kappele shows you the grandeur of Utah's exposed formations, its canyon walls etched with fossils, and the spires and arches of the Needles District in Canyonlands National Park. Each description includes concise information on the material to be found there, the tools to bring, the best season to visit, the vehicle to drive, or when a remote find suggests it's time to lace up the hiking boots. Readers will glean new insights into the obsidian of the Black Rock sites, jasper at Hell's Backbone, petrified wood at Bullfrog Turnoff, and fossils of sea lillies along the Wasatch Range. May your journeys be fruitful and your bag be heavy on the way home. Somewhere in that bag among your rocks, we hope you haven't forgotten your copy of Rockhounding Utah.
Floating Egg : Episodes in the Making of Geology
The Floating Egg begins with the search for an alchemist?s secret and ends with the re-imagination of a past world. Each chapter is connected to a particular corner of northeast England, and each explores the uncertain line where myth is dissolved into science and belief gives way to knowledge. For example, one episode shows how the fall of Constantinople converted the common rock of the Yorkshire cliffs into a source of extraordinary wealth and power, and how this, in turn, uncovered the inhabitants of a succession of past worlds. The stories move from documentary accounts to fictional recreations of historic events, from contemporary writings and illustrations to present?day reflection. By using different ways of describing the world of scientific endeavor, the author has produced a fascinating, visually beautiful, and highly entertaining book that allows us to witness the birth of a new science-geology.
AAPG Pacific Northwest Geological Highway Map (Washington and Oregon)
Learn more about the geological history of the rocks around you! This colorful, educational map presents state/regional surface rock outcrop information?age, depositional environment, rock type, and names of formations. Includes major highways, towns, and landmarks. Printed on a single sheet and folded to glove compartment size, has a stratigraphic column by state, mileage charts. Scale: 1 inch=30 miles. Washington and Oregon. Revised 1995.
Grand Canyon : The Hidden Secrets
Through the startling reality captured by IMAX film technology, this spectacular video takes you on a journey spanning 4,000 years of human history, including the dramatic re-creation of the 1869 Powell Expedition. Experience the exhilaration of clinging to a fragile raft as it is swept through what are said to be the most treacherous rapids in the Northern Hemisphere...the thunderous whitewaters of the mighty Colorado River. Savor the quiet solitude of soaring silently through the majestic monoliths towering nearly a mile over the Canyon's floor in a tiny ultra light aircraft. You will experience Grand Canyon as never before in this captivating MAXSCREEN presentation.
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