Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Northwest Exposures

A Geologic Story of the Northwest



Media: Paperback

Item #: 222   Price: $24.00
ISBN: 0-87842-323-0
Pages: 456   Size: 6 x 9

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"This book is worth having . . . [it] provides answers for anyone who has wondered why the beautiful, diverse place we live in looks the way it does"--Jeff Baker, Oregonian

The tale of the Northwest's geology began more than two billion years ago when an ancient continent split, creating oceanfront property in what is now western Idaho. Pacific islands mashed into that coastline, making large parts of Washington and Oregon. These events were followed by monstrous volcanic eruptions, catastrophic ice age floods, and mountains rising to an accompaniment of earthquakes.