Tuesday, December 2, 2014

Teaser Tuesday: Living with Thunder




Oregon's second highest peak (10,495 feet), Mount Jefferson, hasn't erupted for more than 27,000 years.  Still, by geologic standards, where the second hand ticks in millennia, this composite volcano is merely dormant, rather than extinct.

-- Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes by Ellen Morris Bishop.  This teaser is a good sample of the readability of this "science" book.  It is full of information -- and lots of color pictures and diagrams -- but aimed at a general audience. I think older kids or anyone with a general curiosity for geology would love it.

If you have a Pacific Northwest person with any interest in the outdoors on your holiday gift list, this could be your ticket. It's brand new and not likely that anyone else will think of it.




Teaser Tuesdays is hosted by Should Be Reading, where you can find the official rules for this weekly event.



4 comments :

madamevauquer said...

I don't read a lot of non-fiction, but having enjoyed a few vacations in mountain terrain (Colorado), I'd probably enjoy most of it. Thanks for the teaser!

My TT this week is from The Lincoln Lawyer by Michael Connelly: http://wp.me/pZnGI-gb

Kerry O'Donnell said...

I agree with your assessment. From the sampling you gave us, I found it extremely easy to follow, and it makes me interested to learn more about an area of the country so far away from where I live. Cool pick!!

Here are mine: Burn for Me and The Young Elites!

Sandra Nachlinger said...

I'm a Pacific Northwest person, and this book sounds fascinating to me. Thanks for introducing me to this story.
My Tuesday post features TRAIL MIX.

fredamans said...

Sounds like it's long overdue then.

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