In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History
Timber Press, 2003 - Science - 288 pages
Geology is an extremely visual subject, and In Search of Ancient Oregon is a beautifully photographed, expertly written account of Oregon's geological story. Written by a professional geologist who has spent countless hours in the field exploring and photographing the state, In Search of Ancient Oregon is a book for all those interested in Oregon's present and past landscapes, plants, animals, and climates. It presents fine-art-quality color photographs of well-known features, including Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock, Steens Mountain, the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon's rugged coast, as well as scenic and more remote places, including Diamond Craters, the Owyhees, Abert Rim, Hells Canyon, the Wallowas, and Three Fingered Jack. Clear writing accompanies the more than 215 photographs. Finally, here is a book that tells the tale of how Oregon's diverse landscapes, climates, and wildlife evolved - and what we may expect in the future.
Until now, no book has presented this dynamic story in a way that everyone interested in Oregon's natural history can easily understand. Extraordinary photographs and the author's explanations make this book unique and essential for those curious about our own contemporary landscape.
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Review: In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural HistoryUser Review - David Shapiro - Goodreads
I love this book! It's beautiful, educational, and fun to have around. Read full review
Review: In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural HistoryUser Review - Jimdecourcey - Goodreads
I am enthralled with the readability, and the clarity with which the author presents the complexities of the geologic, geographic, climatic, and botanic history of our region. The pictures are beautiful and constantly contribute to an understanding of the text. Read full review