Glacial Lake Missoula

Glacial Lake Missoula

And Its Humongous Floods

Book - 2001
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Publisher Fact Sheet Learn the tale of a huge Ice Age Lake that, when it suddenly drained, unleashed more than ten times the combined flow of all the modern rivers of the world--the floodwaters raged from western Montana across the Idaho Panhandle, then scoured through eastern Washington & down the Columbia Gorge to the Pacific Ocean.
Annotation Do not be repelled by the word "humongous"; the book is a serious description, for the lay reader, of the several Bretz floods (Lake Missoula was repeatedly created by a glacier dam, which then released suddenly). The book includes many photos and maps. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
Publisher: Missoula, Mont. : Mountain Press Pub., 2001
ISBN: 9780878424153
Call Number: 551.792 A465g 2001
Characteristics: viii, 199 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm


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The story of colossal Ice Age floods that reshaped the Northwest and fostered new geologic thought.When geologist J Harlan Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, he realized he was viewing a landscape sculpted by water- and introduced controversial new theory.

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