Mountain Press Roadside Geology of Oregon - 2nd Edition

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The first book in the series designed to educate casual geologists, Road Geology of Oregon takes you deeper with the most current understanding of Oregon's ever-changing geology and tectonic activity.


  • Explore everything from volcanoes and ghost forests to recent landslide developments and geothermal-heated towns found across Oregon
  • Descriptions help you understand a multitude of geologic processes, while spectacular photographs showcase the state's splendor and help make identification easy

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From the publisher: When the first edition of Roadside Geology of Oregon was published in 1978, it was revolutionary—the first book in a series designed to educate, inspire and wow nongeologists. Back then, the implications of plate tectonic theory were only beginning to shape geologic research and discussion. Geologists hadn't yet learned that Oregon's Klamath and Blue Mountains were pieces of far-traveled island arcs and ocean basins that had been piled against the growing North American continent. Steaming volcanoes, ghost forests, recent landslides and towns heated with geothermal energy attest to Oregon's still-prominent position at the edge of an active tectonic plate.

Author, photographer and geologist Marli Miller has written a completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology. Spectacular photographs showcase the state's splendor while also helping readers understand geologic processes at work. Roadside Geology of Oregon - Second Edition is a must-have for every Oregon resident, student and rockhound.
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