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In Search of Ancient Oregon: A Geological and Natural History Hardcover – Illustrated, August 1, 2003
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and at times boring, to read. We live on a fixed, retirement income so must keep our "luxury" expenditures to a minimum.
I bought In Search of Ancient Oregon for my wife on Mother's Day,
and we both found it an absolute gem of easy to read, interesting information with wonderful photographs. The book is everything it was advertised to be, and more. WELL worth the money it cost.
The photographs are world class and far more than what you get in a the Roadside Geology series or most other books of this type.
For non-Oregonians not familiar with the state geography, more maps would have been helpful but not really an issue unless you are actually driving state roads trying to find these formations in which case a map and the Roadside book make a fine accompaniment.
As an illustration of the the in-depth geology of a region, this is an excellent book for anyone of any region interested in geology. For those interested in Oregon geology, compared to the Oregon Roadside Geology book, you will find the pictures much more informative and the text more thorough especially in its treatment of alternate theories (The Roadside authors seem to have an agenda, especially in regard to the origin of the Oregon flood basalts.)
I consider myself well in-tune with facts about the natural world (watched endless Oregon Field Guide as a kid growing up, love paleontology, getting my PhD in medical biology) - but I never realized how much we knew about Oregon until I read this book!
Did you know we can exactly date - and time (to within a few hours) - the last major Cascadia fault quake and Tsunami to hit Oregon around 1790?! I sure didn't!
Ellen has one of the easiest to understand writing styles I've ever encountered. Yes the book can be technical in parts - but that's because little is dumbed down in the author's very clear explanation of everything you wanted to know about the land beneath our feet.
The photographs are as gorgeous as the text. THANK YOU for this book.
It is true Bishop does not have maps and diagrams that would sometimes be welcome in trying to understand the intricacies of geology. But I expect this was a deliberate decision. Photographic art and diagrams would seem somewhat jarring next to each other. Let this book inspire you to read more in detail from another book on Northwest geology if you long for greater detail. Overall, a splendid book that I plan to share with my family.
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This geological history of Oregon offers a perspective of the state's history that will appeal to all who love natural history. Read morePublished 1 month ago by john rector
Been looking for a book like this for years. My geology-major daughter at OSU recommended it to me. I'm an avid citizen scientist, this has a lot of good information in a beautiful... Read morePublished 7 months ago by Plain Brown Tabby
What an incredible book. Very descriptive on the geological events that formed this incredible state, and the author's photographs are some of the most beautiful I've ever seen. Read morePublished 9 months ago by Gregg R. Henton
This book is a great way to understand the historical geology of Oregon as you travel the state and see the widely varying geological features. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Charles K.
This is a book of amazing photos and descriptions of the geology of Oregon and will be useful to us as we explore Oregon.Published 15 months ago by Janet Woodward
A great book at a very competitive price. I highly recommend this book.Published 17 months ago by Gary B.
Excellent geology of Oregon. From the island arcs of the Devonian (400mya) to the exotic terranes, to the subduction and the accretion, to the old and new Cascades, well-written,... Read morePublished 18 months ago by joe knotts