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Volcanoes of the Cascades By Richard Hill

Volcanoes of the Cascades by Richard Hill

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Summary

An introduction to the Cascade Mountains by an award-winning science writer, discussing how the volcanoes were formed and what hazards the peaks might pose.

Volcanoes of the Cascades Summary

Volcanoes of the Cascades: Their Rise And Their Risks by Richard Hill

The majestic Cascade Mountains serve as the centerpiece for the Northwest's renowned beauty, with their rugged, snow-capped peaks drawing thousands of visitors to their flanks each summer. Several of the region's national parks are centered on these mountains, including North Cascades National Park, Mount Rainier National Park, and Crater Lake National Park. Underlying their elegance, however, is the disquieting fact that the range's major peaks are potentially hazardous volcanoes. On average, two eruptions occur per century. In the last century, explosive eruptions at Lassen Peak and Mount St. Helens left onlookers in awe. This easy-to-understand book provides residents and visitors with a good understanding of each peak's distinctive nature and how the volcanoes are linked by their geologic underpinnings. Accessible prose by award-winning science writer Richard L. Hill, paired with clear illustrations and photographs, show each peak's individual characteristics, as well as the plate processes at work beneath them.

About Richard Hill

Richard L. Hill has been the science writer for The Oregonian for more than 15 years. His articles have won numerous awards, from the American Geophysical Union's Award for Excellence in Science Writing to the C.B. Blethen Memorial Award for Distinguished Reporting. He is also a member of the board of directors of the 2,500-member National Association of Science Writers.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 ? THE CASCADE RANGE Chapter 2 ? THE HAZARDS Chapter 3 ? MOUNT BAKER (including North Cascades National Park) Chapter 4 ? GLACIER PEAK Chapter 5 ? MOUNT RAINIER, a national park Chapter 6 ? MOUNT ST. HELENS, a national park Chapter 7 ? MOUNT ADAMS Chaper 8 ? MOUND HOOD Chapter 9 ? MOUNT JEFFERSON Chapter 10 ? THE THREE SISTERS Chapter 11 ? NEWBERRY CRATER, a national park Chapter 12 ? CRATER LAKE, a national park Chaper 13 ? MOUNT SHASTA Chapter 14 ? MEDICINE LAKE (including Lava Beds National Monument) Chapter 15 ? LASSEN PEAK, a national park Resources ? including web sites and phone numbers where readers can obtain more information about the Cascades, volcanoes, and national parks. Index

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GOR009899161
9780762730728
0762730722
Volcanoes of the Cascades: Their Rise And Their Risks by Richard Hill
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Rowman & Littlefield
2004-12-01
96
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