Fire mountains of the west : the Cascade and Mono Lake volcanoes /
Stephen L. Harris.
Missoula, MT : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1988.
x, 379 p. : ill. (some col.) ; 23 cm.
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Missoula, MT : Mountain Press Pub. Co., 1988.
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Includes index.
Rev. ed. of: Fire and ice. Seattle, Wash. : The Mountaineers, 1976.
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Bibliography: p. 313-359.
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In this new edition (2nd ed., 1988; 1st ed., as Fire and Ice, 1976), the major, most scenic, and potentially eruptive volcanoes of the American West, 17 in all, are discussed with regard to geology, history, and possible hazards. They include Rainier, Hood, Shasta, Lassen, St. Helens, Baker, and Crater Lake. Volcanism and plate tectonic setting of the volcanic West set the stage for understanding the individual volcanoes. Separate chapters on each volcano follow and treat geographic setting, human interaction or geomythology, geology, glacial activity, recent eruptive activity, future activity, possible hazard to local environments, and specific travel information for visitors to the various areas. Outstanding photos, some in color, augment the text. Especially instructive are maps and cross-sections illustrating the geologic interpretations and evolution of each volcano and tables that chronicle their eruptive histories. Many pertinent and current references are listed for each volcano. The extensive glossary is also very helpful to the casual visitor. To all travelers in the dynamic scenic volcanic regions of the West, this book is an essential source or guidebook, as well as a great read. ^BSumming Up: Highly recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals; two-year technical program students. T. L. T. Grose Colorado School of Mines
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Here are the Cascade volcanoes from one end of the range to the other. Harris carefully portrays each of the big Cascade volcanoes, reviews its history, and appraises its prospects for future eruptions.

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