Fire Mountains of the West: The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes

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Mountain Press Publishing Company, Jan 1, 2005 - Nature - 454 pages
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For general readers or seasoned geologists, _Fire Mountains of the West_ begins with an introduction to volcanoes, the processes that create them, and the glaciers that sculpt them. The heart of the book is a fascinating biography of each of the major volcanoes of the Cascades and Mono Lake area. Dramatic photographs and illuminating maps and diagrams illustrate the visible features and hidden activity of volcanoes. From the subterranean lava tube caves of the Medicine Lake volcano to the fire-and-ice formation of Mount Garibaldi, from the cataclysmic collapse of Crater Lake to the incinerating blast of modern Mount St. Helens, and from deadly volcanic gas presently killing trees at Mammoth Mountain to massive mudflows waiting to burst from Mount Rainier, this book brings to life in dynamic language the geologic story of our western mountainscapes. Includes 27 color photographs, 79 black-and-white photographs, bibliography, glossary, and index.

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User Review  - Marty Nicholas - Goodreads

Very good reading. Detailed without being dry. Watch out Shasta/Weed and Seattle/Tacoma. Read full review

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User Review  - Smitha - Goodreads

Great background information on the geology and natural history of the Cascades. On a recent trip to Oregon, this provided loads of interestingly-written information both for casual travelers (my ... Read full review

Contents

An Overview
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The Ring of Fire Hot Spots and Supereruptions
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How Volcanoes Erupt and the Landforms They Build
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