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Geology Underfoot in Western Washington

 
Learn about the Geology of Western Washington with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 374 pages that are packed with detailed information about Western Washington Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Authored by Dave Tucker.

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Geology Underfoot in Western Washington Table of Contents

Preface

vii

Using This Book: Maps, Locations, and Tools

ix

Units of Measure and Time

x

Acknowledgments

xi

The Geology of Western Washington

1
   

Plate Tectonics: The Cascadia Subduction Zone

3
   

E Pluribus Unum: Assembling Washington

10
   

Geology Marches On: The Future

17
   

Petrology and Looking at Rocks

19
   

How To Date A Rock

22
1. Native Legend as Geologic Fact
    Bridge of the Gods and the Bonneville Landslide
27
2. The Rocky Guts of a Volcano
    Beacon Rock and the Missoula Floods
41
3. Changes at the Mouth of the Columbia River
    Cafe Disappointment
53
4. Witness to a Giant Earthquake
    The Sunken Forest of Willapa Bay
67
5. Far-Traveled Lava
    The Columbia River Basalt in the Chehalis River
81
6. Enigma on the Prairie
    The Mima Mounds
93
7. Cave of the Apes
    Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
107
8. Looking Down the Gun Barrel
    Johnston Ridge
127
9. The Life of an Andesite Stratovolcano
    Sunrise, Mount Rainier National Park
139
10. Debris Flows and Disappearing Ice
    Nisqually Glacier
153
11. Buried in Ice - Repeatedly
    Whidbey Island
165
12. Wandering Rocks
    Glacial Erratics of the Puget Lowland
179
13. Stop Erosion
    Save Snoqualmie Falls!
201
14. Urban Geology
    A Tour of Downtown Seattle Building Stone
209
15. Something Missing Tells a Tale
    The Folded Rocks at Beach 4
231
16. Seafloor in the Sky
    Hurricane Ridge
245
17. A Spit in the Sea
    Dungeness Spit
259
18. The Deep Core of the North Cascades
    Skagit Gorge
269
19. Rising Granite
    Washington Pass
283
20. Honeycomb Weathering
    Larrabee State Park
295
21. The Big Bird of Western Washington
    Diatryma
307
22. Claderas and Columns
    Artist Point and Heather Meadows
319

GPS Positions for Selected Waypoints

334

Glossary

338

Sources of More Information

350

Index

363

 

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