Roadside Geology of Oregon
Until about 200 million years ago, the western margin of North America lay to the east, along the present Idaho border, and a broad coastal plain spread westward into Oregon. The rest of the state was ocean floor. Then the continent began moving slowly westward away from Europe and the floor of the Pacific Ocean began sliding beneath the western edge. That is what created Oregon, and this book tells how it happened.
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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.
Firefly Guide to Fossils
Firefly Guide to Fossils
is an authoritative and practical guide to the identification, understanding and hunting of all types of fossils. This beautifully illustrated book introduces the reader to all aspects of the study of fossils, including how fossilization occurs. It describes where and how to find fossils and how to care for display specimens.
The main part of the book features large numbers of color photographs of specimens, accompanied by clear and concise text. Identification keys and color-coding make the identification of fossil specimens straightforward and enjoyable.
- More than 400 specimens in full color
- Coverage of all major groups of fossils
- Easy-to-use identification key
- High-quality artworks for accuracy
Gem Trails of Oregon
From agate to zeolite, detailed maps and text lead collectors to more than 80 of the best locations throughout the state.
Color and B/W photos highlight collecting areas and the specimens found there. 192 pgs.
Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods
Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods tells the tale of a huge Ice Age Lake that, when it suddenly drained, unleashed more then ten times the combined flow of all the modern rivers of the world. The book follows the path of the floodwaters as they raged from western montana across the Idaho Panhandle, then scoured eastern Washington and rushed down the Columbia Gorge to the Pacific Ocean.
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.
Roadside Geology of New Mexico
The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico is as varied in its scenery as its nickname suggests. With desert lowlands in the south and high, hoary peaks in the north, with rugged volcanic uplands and colorful plateaus, with high plains along its eastern border, and with a great rift valley that quite literally slashes the state in two, New Mexico presents many faces to its residents and visitors--faces that can largely be laid at the doorstep of the state's varied geology.
Peterson First Guide to Rocks and Minerals
Written and designed for the beginner, this book describes and illustrates the most common and interesting rocks and minerals, from simple sandstone to exotic gems. Illustrated with dozens of beautiful color photographs, it tells how these rocks and minerals formed and how to identify them--and includes tips on collecting.
Illustrations: 175 color photographs, 12 line drawings
DK Pockets Dinosaurs
DK Pockets is a major series of reference guides, small enough to fit in a pocket but comprehensive enough to provide an in-depth look at each subject. Pockets may be compact, but they are bursting with text and pictures. Within the covers, the enthusiast will find essential facts on the subject, plus a valuable reference section packed with charts and lists. These highly collectible guides are fascinating and easy-to-use mini-information books that gather everything you need to know about a subject-and put it in your pocket!
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