Category Archives: geology

VIDEO: Columbia Gorge geology

This is a fantastic overview of the geologic history of the Columbia Gorge! Advertisements

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BOOK REVIEW: Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest

Robert J. Lillie, Beauty from the Beast: Plate Tectonics and the Landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (Philomath, OR: Wells Creek Publishers, 2015), 92 pp. This slim but full-of-information guide to how much of the geology of the Pacific Northwest, and … Continue reading

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BOOK: Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition

When I moved to Montana from California in 2004, I quickly got a copy of the Roadside Geology of Montana. I am no geologist, but I had just taken several geology courses at a community college near San Diego. I … Continue reading

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Wednesday (belated) photo of the week: exploring at Crater Lake

This post is also coming late because after returning from Crater Lake National Park and California at the beginning of this week, I just did not get back on schedule. So, here are two of my favorite images of my … Continue reading

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BOOKS: Cataclysms on the Columbia & Bretz’s Flood

I’ve posted before about the graphic novel Terra Tempo: Ice Age Cataclysm! where three kids time-traveled into the Ice Age of 15,000 years ago and “came across prehistoric mammals and witnessed the grand Missoula Flood, caused when a gigantic ice … Continue reading

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BOOK: Vistas of Many Worlds: A Journey Through Space and Time

This is not a book specific to the Pacific Northwest, but I think it worth sharing here because it was published by an small astronomy outfit in Ashland, OR. Vistas of Many Worlds: A Journey Through Space and Time, by … Continue reading

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BOOK: Oregon Geology

Last fall, the Oregon State University Press published the latest edition of their standard book on Oregon geology, aptly titled Oregon Geology: Oregon Geology, by Elizabeth L. and William N. Orr (Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press, 2012), 304 pp. … Continue reading

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Upcoming nature events in Portland

  An OMSI Science Pub on February 4th explores Oregon geology. Scott Burns will present “The Evolution of Oregon’s Dynamic Geologic History.” Details here. February 4th is also the night of the Oregon Encyclopedia History Night’s “Portland and Nature through … Continue reading

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Natural history talk from author of Terra Tempo

Craigmore Creations, the Portland publisher that brought out Right Where You Are Now (see this post), also has a series of time travel graphic novels for kids about geology and paleontology, Terra Tempo. I reviewed the second in the series, Terra Tempo, … Continue reading

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BOOK REVIEW: Loowit’s Legend: The Story of the Columbia River Gorge

If I wanted to teach my child about the Columbia River Gorge, that 80-mile canyon that stretches between Oregon and Washington, where multitudes of waterfalls – including Multnomah Falls – pour into the westward-bound Columbia River, we could head over … Continue reading

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