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

Volcanoes of the Cascades

Their Rise And Their Risks

Paperback Published: 1st October 2004
ISBN: 9780762730728
Number Of Pages: 96

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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.

The Cascadesp. 1
Volcanic Hazardsp. 9
Mount Bakerp. 17
Glacier Peakp. 21
Mount Rainierp. 25
Mount St. Helensp. 31
Mount Adamsp. 41
Mount Hoodp. 45
Mount Jeffersonp. 49
The Three Sistersp. 53
Newberry Volcanop. 59
Crater Lakep. 65
Mount McLoughlinp. 73
Mount Shastap. 75
Medicine Lake Volcano and Lava Beds National Monumentp. 81
Lassen Peakp. 85
Indexp. 89
Photographic Creditsp. 91
About the Authorp. 92
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ISBN: 9780762730728
ISBN-10: 0762730722
Series: Falcon Guide
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 96
Published: 1st October 2004
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.27
Weight (kg): 0.02