The author's photos bring the story of Oregon's landscapes to life.
Recommended for anyone who has an interest in either geology or Oregon. -- Susan Clark "E-Streams" (02/23/2004)
This lavishly illustrated and beautifully designed book pulled me in. -- Lois Wadsworth "Eugene Weekly" (11/06/2003)
Until now, no book has presented this dynamic story in a way that everyone interested in Oregon's natural history can easily understand.
Available, understandable, and interesting to audiences beyond professional geologists. -- Cindy Omann "Hells Canyon Journal" (10/29/2003)
A riveting natural history . . . . Oregon's treasures sparkle even more when they're understood. -- Jonathan Nicholas "Oregonian" (07/18/2003)
A fantastic exploration via photo and readable text of how powerful geologic forces delivered the extraordinary landscape we know today as Oregon.
Among the best of a batch of excellent new offerings ('about Oregon delights') is "In Search of Ancient Oregon." -- Lee Juillerat "Herald and News" (10/26/2003)
Oregon's everchanging landscape is explored in this absorbing book about the state's geological and ecological history. -- Leslie Forsberg "Alaska Airlines Magazine" (09/29/2003)
An up-to-date and beautifully illustrated popular account of historical geography of Oregon and the Klamath Province of California. The plant hunter will be especially interested.
There is plenty of scientific intellectualism in her book, it is revealed in a way that is easy to swallow and comfortable to digest. -- Mardi Ford "La Grande Observer" (10/09/2003)
Bishop's expertise as a writer comes through with an exceedingly well informed and yet readable account of the 400-million-year history of the region. -- Douglas Palmer "New Scientist" (10/18/2003)
Bishop guides us through Oregon's formative epochs with the sure hand of a scientist who's comfortable communication beyond the often arcane confines of science. -- John Terry "Oregonian" (09/29/2003)
"In Search of Ancient Oregon" is an interesting resource for guides wanting to share more information about the state's unique and dramatic geological history that formed its mountains, gorges, lakes, vistas, coastline and reefs.
Oregon has never seen a book quite like this. It is a book to be paged through admiring the photos, then read slowly, and finally placed in your bookcase as a reference. Bishop's work will be around for a long time. -- Virgil Rupp "Northwest Books" (09/07/2003)
Anyone who thinks geology and natural history are dull will change their minds after glancing through this book. It's accessible, well designed, thorough, accurate and easily calls forth vivid visions of Oregon in the distant past. -- Dan Hays "Salem Statesman Journal" (11/09/2003)
A fascinating book looking into the geology and natural history of Oregon stretching back some 400 million years. Its wealth of superlative photographs is the ideal accompaniment to a text that is lively in its unfolding. -- Peter Kendall "American Rhododendron Society Journal" (06/09/2004)
" Highly recommended."
-- J. M. Dahl, Choice, April 2004
" The author's photos bring the story of Oregon's landscapes to life."
-- Publishers Weekly, September 22, 2003
" Bishop guides us through Oregon's formative epochs with the sure hand of a scientist who's comfortable communication beyond the often arcane confines of science."
-- John Terry, Oregonian, September 29, 2003
"The author's photos bring the story of Oregon's landscapes to life."
"Publishers Weekly," September 22, 2003"