Fire Mountains of the West

Fire Mountains of the West

The Cascade and Mono Lake Volcanoes

Book - 2005 | 3rd ed
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Illustrated with drawings, diagrams, maps, and both color and black & white photographs, this volume serves as a biography of the major volcanos of western North America. The book is intended for the general reader and begins with an overview of plate tectonics, products of eruptions and the landforms they build, magma composition, climate, and glaciers. The following chapters are organized by region, and examine individual volcanos, providing information on the mountain's history,
Recent activity, notable characteristics, as well as directions to the site and visitor information. Annotation 2005 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 2005
Edition: 3rd ed
ISBN: 9780878425112
Call Number: 551.21 H316fi 2005
Characteristics: x, 454 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm


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Fire Mountains of the West begins with an introduction to volcanoes, the processes that create them, and the glaciers that sculpt them. The heart of the book is a fascinating biography of each of the major volcanoes of the Cascades and Mono Lake area. Dramatic photos and illuminating maps and dia... Read More »

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