Rocks, Minerals, and Geology of the Pacific Northwest highlights 100 rocks, minerals, and fossil types found in Oregon and Washington. Each entry has color photography that shows a range of possibilities in appearance and a description of the defining physical properties and textures. Lists of minerals organized by other physical properties like habit, hardness, and cleavage are included. Rocks, Minerals, and Geology of the Pacific Northwest also includes 40 landscape features viewable along trails in Washington and Oregon that will empower hikers to make observations and interpretations about how these features came to be.
The essential reference for rockhounds, hikers, climbers, and geology enthusiasts
More than 400 photographs, illustrations, tables, and maps showcase and explain everything from minuscule crystals to planetary tectonics
Interprets the histories of dominant landscape features along regional hiking trails
Profiles more than 100 minerals and rocks in detailed entries with photos, descriptions, identification graphics, and mini indexes
Covers the geologic composition and 13 physiographic regions of Washington and Oregon
About the Author
Leslie Moclock has an MS in geology from the University of California–Davis, where she taught field and laboratory geology. She held the position of curator at the Rice Northwest Museum of Rocks and Minerals in Hillsboro, Oregon, for five years, where she enjoyed many opportunities to bring science to the public.
Jacob Selander grew up in Oregon and holds a PhD from the university of California–Davis. He is an instructor at Highline College in Des Moines, Washington, where he teaches introductory geology, geomorphology, and geologic hazards classes, with a focus on making the sometimes-daunting field of geology accessible to everyone. When not teaching, Jacob is a landscape photographer—one who is always excited to find visual examples of complex geologic phenomena.