Floods, Faults, and Fire: Geological Field Trips in Washington State and Southwest British Columbia

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Peter L. Stelling, David Samuel Tucker
Geological Society of America, Jan 1, 2007 - Science - 255 pages
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The ten geological field guides presented in this volume explore key areas of the geologist's paradise that is Washington State and British Columbia. These trips investigate a wide variety of geological and geographical terrains, from the dry steppe of the channeled scablands and Columbia River basalt group to the east, across the glaciated and forested Cascade arc and Coast Mountains, to the geologically complex islands in the west. This guidebook may be unique in that four of the trips utilize boats to reach remote field areas and are therefore rarely visited by geologists.

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I am ashamed to admit that I found this book while working on a school project, but I am obliged to say that this is one of the most comprehensive, well-written, and ultimately informative piece on the material I have come across in the 4 months I have been working on this project I highly recommend it for anyone even remotely interested in the geology of the Puget sound area, and destinations worth a second look. 


Subglacial to explosive eruptions along the Sea to Sky Corridor British Columbia
2 New developments in Late Pleistocene and Holocene glaciation and volcanism in the Fraser Lowland and North Cascades Washington
3 Early Fraser glacial history of the Skagit valley Washington
Nineteenth century lahars tephras debris avalanches and early Holocene subaqueous lava
Major Holocene geomorphic events in the NooksackSumas Valley
6 Geology and paleontology of the early Tertiary Chuckanut Formation
7 Murrelets and molasse in the eastern San Juan Islands
8 Tectonic evolution of the San Juan Islands thrust system Washington
9 Regional Tertiary sequence stratigraphy and structure on the eastern flank of the central Cascade Range Washington
Repeated late Cenozoic cataclysms of southeastern Washington

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