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    Oregon Geology (Paperback) By (author) Elizabeth L Orr, By (author) William N Orr


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    DescriptionBecause Oregon sits on the leading edge of a moving crustal plate, a striking diversity of geologic events have molded its topography. Over a century of study, a deeper understanding of the region's tectonic overprint has emerged. In this timely update to the 2000 edition, Elizabeth and William Orr incorporate that new knowledge, addressing current environmental problems and detailing tectonic hazards. "Caught between converging crustal plates," the Orrs write, "the Pacific Northwest faces a future of massive earthquakes and tsunamis." A comprehensive treatment of the state's geologic history, "Oregon Geology" moves through Oregon's regions to closely examine the unique geologic features of each, from the Blue Mountains to the Willamette Valley, from the high lava Plains to the Coast Range. The book includes biographical sketches of notable geologists. It is lavishly illustrated and includes an extensive bibliography.

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    Oregon Geology
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Elizabeth L Orr, By (author) William N Orr
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 304
    Width: 216 mm
    Height: 277 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 839 g
    ISBN 13: 9780870716812
    ISBN 10: 0870716816

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: SCI
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S8.9T
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 01
    Ingram Subject Code: SE
    Libri: I-SE
    BIC subject category V2: RBG
    B&T General Subject: 710
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 26640
    B&T Merchandise Category: UP
    BISAC V2.8: SCI031000
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: F2
    Ingram Theme: GEOG/OREGON
    DC22: 557.95
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: QE155 .O775 2012
    DC23: 557.95
    BISAC region code:
    Thema V1.0: RBG
    Edition statement
    Oregon State University
    Imprint name
    Oregon State University
    Publication date
    15 December 2012
    Publication City/Country
    Corvallis, OR
    Author Information
    Elizabeth L. Orr is the collections manager of the Condon Collection at the Museum of Natural and Cultural History at University of Oregon. William N. Orr, emeritus professor of geology at University of Oregon, is director of the Condon Collection. The Orrs have coauthored "Geology of the Pacific Northwest," Second Edition, "Oregon Water: An Environmental Histor"y, and" Oregon Fossils, " Second Edition (OSU Press).