Thursday, November 27, 2014

Book Beginning: Living with Thunder


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The Pacific Northwest's landscape celebrate's volcanoes.  Visit any Northwest icon -- Mount Rainier, Haystack Rock, Multnomah Falls, Hells Canyon, or even the Owyhees' Leslie Gulch -- and geologists will likely identify a volcano as its progenitor. 

-- Living with Thunder: Exploring the Geologic Past, Present, and Future of Pacific Northwest Landscapes by Ellen Morris Bishop.

This oversized paperback is filled with glossy color photos and informative charts that make the geology of the Pacific Northwest immediately understandable.

Judging from the enthusiasm my husband has shown for the book ever since it arrived, I'd say it has great gift potential for several of the hikers, rock hounds, and generally curious on my holiday shopping list.


Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Fascinating! Thanks for sharing.

fredamans said...

Looks like an interesting read!

Yvonne@fiction-books said...

Hi Gilion,

I love this type of 'coffee table' book and I am always so envious of the photography skills of the authors and contributors.

There are so many more places all around the world, where much of the landscape is made up of volcanoes, we simply have no idea just how insignificant and vulnerable we are against the forces of nature!

Thanks for sharing, hope you enjoyed a great Thanksgiving and have a good weekend.


Nyze Gremio-Velasco said...

Coffee Table books are so interesting ♥

Sharon Taylor Xuereb said...

Looks and sounds like an interesting book. Enjoy!

Elizabeth said...

I love when gorgeous photos are included in a book.

I am sure these ones are absolutely stunning.

THANKS for sharing.

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