In Search of Ancient Oregon

In Search of Ancient Oregon

A Geological and Natural History

Book - 2003
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This absorbing book reveals the geological and ecological history of Oregon through 220 fine-art quality photographs and expert commentary from a passionate geologist who has spent years exploring and photographing the state. Offering a new lens through which outdoor enthusiasts may view the landscape, Bishop describes how hikers in Eastern Oregon may walk upon ground once lush with palms, figs, and crocodiles; and how, along Doyle Creek in Hells Canyon one may touch sedimentary sand stones that are remnants of tropical beaches. These and many other geological and ecological secrets are uncovered as the book helps readers visualize the phenomena that shaped the region and that may recast the future. Bishop formerly taught geology and environmental sciences for Eastern Oregon U., Lewis and Clark College, and Marylhurst U. She is a dedicated photographer using large-format cameras. Annotation ©2004 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (

Blackwell North Amer
Geology is an extremely visual subject, and In Search of Ancient Oregon is a beautifully photographed, expertly written account of Oregon's geological story. Written by a professional geologist who has spent countless hours in the field exploring and photographing the state, In Search of Ancient Oregon is a book for all those interested in Oregon's present and past landscapes, plants, animals, and climates. It presents fine-art-quality color photographs of well-known features, including Mount Hood, Crater Lake, Smith Rock, Steens Mountain, the Columbia River Gorge, and Oregon's rugged coast, as well as scenic and more remote places, including Diamond Craters, the Owyhees, Abert Rim, Hells Canyon, the Wallowas, and Three Fingered Jack. Clear writing accompanies the more than 215 photographs. Finally, here is a book that tells the tale of how Oregon's diverse landscapes, climates, and wildlife evolved - and what we may expect in the future.
Until now, no book has presented this dynamic story in a way that everyone interested in Oregon's natural history can easily understand. Extraordinary photographs and the author's explanations make this book unique and essential for those curious about our own contemporary landscape.

Publisher: Portland, Or. : Timber Press, c2003
Description: 288 p. : col. ill., col. map ; 29 cm
ISBN: 9780881925906
Branch Call Number: 557.95 Bis


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