Geology Underfoot in Western Washington

Author: David Tucker
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 087842640X
Release Date: 2015
Genre: Science

Geology of Washington State, including tours of various state locations identified by the local geology.

Modern Rockhounding and Prospecting Handbook

Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493032365
Release Date: 2018-10-01
Genre: Nature

This volume gives you the basic tools to transition from “pebble pup” to expert rockhound and explains everything from geology basics, identification tips, tools of the trade, how to record your findings, and how to set up a lab or gem shop. Before you know it, you’ll be driving the open roads and traveling home with dusty pockets full of rocks, gems, minerals, fossils—and maybe even gold. Features: * geology basics * popular collectibles, including rocks, gems, fossils, meteorites, and gold * tools of the trade for every level of collector * rules and regulations * polishing, preserving, crafting, and displaying your treasures

Rockhounding Washington

Author: Lars Johnson
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781493019106
Release Date: 2018-07-01
Genre: Nature

This book provides detailed directions and GPS coordinates to the best rockhounding sites in Washington, with valuable tips on what to tools to bring and how to conduct your search. Comprehensive lists of minerals or fossils for each site and excellent color photos will help you know what to look for and to identify what you’ve found. Information on clubs, rock shops, museums, and special attractions are provided. Rockhounding Washington is a must-have for anyone interested in collecting their own minerals, gems, and fossils in the region.

The Food and Drink of Seattle

Author: Judith Dern
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 9781442259775
Release Date: 2018-08-10
Genre: History

Exploring Seattle’s food history reveals a culinary legacy both distinctive and bountiful. The region’s food traditions include numerous indigenous edibles ranging from wild salmon to foraged mushrooms. Covering the history, culture, and cuisine of Seattle, Judith Dern takes readers on an in-depth culinary tour of this flourishing and fascinating Pacific Northwest city.

From the Puget Lowland to East of the Cascade Range

Author: Ralph A. Haugerud
Publisher: Geological Society of America
ISBN: 9780813700496
Release Date: 2017-10-13
Genre: Geology

"This volume contains guides that geographically focus on the Seattle, Washington, area within the Puget lowland, and also includes descriptions of trips in the Cascade Range and the region east of the Cascades"--

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah

Author: Richard L. Orndorff
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105114530798
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Science

Explores the creation stories behind 33 sites within Zion National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Fremont Indian State Park, and other locales that at one time included ancient eruptions, swamps, deserts, seas, and other forces that shaped the landscape. Original.

Washington Rocks

Author: Eugene P. Kiver
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 087842654X
Release Date: 2016
Genre: Science

Washington Rocks! is part of the state-by-state Geology Rocks! series that introduces readers to some of the most compelling and accessible geologic sites in each state. The 57 sites in this book are scattered throughout the state, from Steptoe Butte in the southeast, the namesake of the steptoe geologic feature, to trilobite-bearing limestone in Box Canyon in the northeast, and from glacial gouges on Iceberg Point in the San Juan Islands to ghost forests in Willapa Bay, trees killed during the last great earthquake. Colorful photographs and instructive diagrams make this book a must-have for rockhounds, students, tourists, and residents alike.

Roadside Geology of Colorado

Author: Halka Chronic
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: UOM:39015062567857
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Science

The rocks and landforms have not changed much since the publication of the first edition of the Roadside Geology of Colorado in 1980, but our understanding of them has. With expanded coverage, updated maps, new photographs, and the latest geologic interpr

Roadside Geology of Maine

Author: Dabney W. Caldwell
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878423753
Release Date: 1998
Genre: Science

Exploring Maine just got easier. Whether you plan to view the geology from the highway, the beach, or the top of Mt. Katahdin, Roadside Geology of Maine distills each scene's geologic history into easily understood stories of rocks and landscape. In this

Ice Age Mammals of North America

Author: Ian M. Lange
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878424032
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Nature

Colourfully illustrated descriptions of strange and marvelous beasts form the heart of Ice Age Mammals of North America. You'll learn about the geologic events that led to the ice ages, along with possible causes for the mass extinctions of so many species. Fun sidebars explore such topics as the enormous size of some Ice Age animals and how DNA analysis is revolutionizing our knowledge of them. You'll even discover sites where you can view remains of these fascinating creatures today.

Dinosaurs Under the Big Sky

Author: John R. Horner
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: STANFORD:36105110281743
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Science

When Jack Horner was in high school, he put together a science project that identified and compared dinosaur fossils from Montana and Alberta. Now a world-renowned dinosaur paleontologist, Dr. Horner realizes that many of his identifications in that proje

The Explorer s Guide to Death Valley National Park Second Edition

Author: T. Scott Bryan
Publisher: University Press of Colorado
ISBN: 1607320355
Release Date: 2009-12-15
Genre: Nature

Originally published in 1995, soon after Death Valley National Park became the fifty-third park in the U.S. park system, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park was the first complete guidebook available for this spectacular area.Now in its second edition, this is still the only book that includes all aspects of the park. Much more than just a guidebook, it covers the park’s cultural history, botany and zoology, hiking and biking opportunities, and more. Information is provided for all of Death Valley’s visitors, from first-time travelers just learning about the area to those who are returning for in-depth explorations.Rewritten, reorganized, and revised, the book includes updated point-to-point logs for every road within and around the park, as well as new maps more accurate than those in any other publication. With extensive input from National Park Service resource management, law enforcement, and interpretive personnel, as well as a thorough bibliography for suggested reading, The Explorer’s Guide to Death Valley National Park, Second Edition is the most up-to-date, accurate, and comprehensive guide available for this national treasure.

Geology of the Lewis Clark Trail in North Dakota

Author: John W. Hoganson
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878424768
Release Date: 2003
Genre: History

Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, John Hoganson and Ed Murphy lead readers on a geologic tour of the Missouri River valley in western North Dakota, explaining the geologic wonders that Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals--burning coal veins, petrified trees, cannonball concretions--as well as more modern discoveries such as dinosaur fossils. Color photographs, maps, and paintings complement the explanations of the geologic features exposed in highway roadcuts and along the riverbanks and bluffs.