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.

Happy Thanksgiving!

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