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In search of ancient Oregon : a geological and natural history

Author: Ellen Morris Bishop
Publisher: Portland, Or. ; London : Timber, 2007, ©2003.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Presents an account of Oregon's geological story. This book presents photographs of well-known features such as Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock, Steens Mountain, the Columbia River Gorge, and  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ellen Morris Bishop
ISBN: 9780881927894 0881927899
OCLC Number: 756844383
Awards: Winner of Oregon Book Awards: Frances Fuller Victor Award for General Nonfiction 2004
Description: 288 pages : color illustrations, 1 color map ; 28 cm
Contents: In the beginning --
Paleozoic: Oregon's oldest rocks --
Triassic: The Blue Mountain island arc builds tropical islands --
Jurassic: Age of intrusions --
Cretaceous: Mountains, rivers, and wave-swept beaches --
Paleocene: Mammals take center stage --
Eocene: Oregon's first native volcanoes --
Oligocene: A familiar landscape takes form --
Early and Middle Miocene: Lavas blanket Oregon --
Late Miocene: Mountains rise, the climate cools, and grass reigns supreme --
Pliocene: Sculting today's landscapes --
Pleistocene: High Cascade volcanoes versus glaciers --
Holocene: Humans, earthquakes, and eruptions.
Responsibility: Ellen Morris Bishop.

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A riveting natural history ... Oregon's treasures sparkle even more when they're understood. -- Jonathan Nicholas Oregonian 20030718 Fantastic. Open Spaces 20030804 Oregon has never seen a book Read more...

 
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