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Bretz's Flood

The Remarkable Story of A Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood
Soennichsen, John Robert (Book - 2008)
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Channeled Scablands, between Idaho and the Cascades, is a unique landscape of basalt cliffs, dry waterfalls, canyons, and coulees. Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz was the first to explore the area, starting in the 1920s. This dramatic book tells the story of this scientific maverick - how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a flood of biblical proportions created it, and how a campaign by the mainstream geologic community tried to derail him for pursuing an idea that satellite photos would confirm decades later.
Authors: Soennichsen, John Robert
Title: Bretz's flood
the remarkable story of a rebel geologist and the world's greatest flood
Publisher: Seattle, WA : Sasquatch Books ; [Berkeley, Calif.] : Distributed by PGW/Perseus, c2008
Characteristics: xiv, 289 p. :,ill., maps ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: John Soennichsen
Contents: Birth of an obsession
Bright prospects and early disappointments
Chicago : the early years
Baraboo, boulderstrewn, and booze
A toe in the water
Diving in
Parting the waters
A deluge of evidence
Swimming upstream
To the brink and back again
Putting the scablands behind him
Following a path to the sea
The scablands after Bretz
ISBN: 1570615055
Branch Call Number: 550.92 B845s 2008
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references (p. 283-286)
Subject Headings: Geology Columbia Plateau Glacial landforms Columbia Plateau Erosion Columbia Plateau Geologists United States Biography Bretz, J. Harlen, 1882-1981
Topical Term: Geology
Glacial landforms
LCCN: 2008022776
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List - Krysti's list by: multcolib_tamaf Jul 21, 2014

Considered ridiculous and radical in the 1920's, Harlan Bretz's theory of how the Scablands were created was finally proven decades later.

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