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|Additional Physical Format:||Online version:
Williams, Hill, 1926-
Pullman, Wash. : Washington State University Press, 2002
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|Description:||viii, pages : illustrations, maps ; 21 cm|
|Contents:||The ancient Northwest : a puzzle assembled from around the world. A mirror image offshore ; Beneath a mile of water ; A continental split ; Head bone connected to the toe bone ; Wandering minicontinents ; Land on the move : Baja to British Columbia --
The modern Northwest : the landscape as we know it and how it got that way. Strike-slip faults and leaky fractures ; Separating east from west ; A deluge of lava ; The Ice Age arrives ; Glacial Lake Missoula floods ; Not if, but when.
"Hill Williams uses an informal conversational style to explain complex processes to a general readership. He enlivens the story of long-ago geologic events with fascinating asides on everything from enormous undersea tube worms to the Willamette meteorite, the largest ever found in the United States."--Jacket.
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