Jack McLeod, The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide--Co-Sponsored by North Cascades Institute

Sat, 09/07/2013 - 4:00pm

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1200 11th St
98225-7015 Bellingham
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Each year thousands of drivers travel Washington State’s breathtakingly beautiful North Cascades Highway (State Route 20), observing the region’s alpine flora and fauna and its dramatic geologic features. The North Cascades Highway, an illustrated natural history guide, helps travelers and readers to appreciate the deeper beauty behind the landscape.

Organized as a series of stops at eye-catching sites along eighty miles of the highway, The North Cascades Highway reveals the geological story of each location. Plate tectonics, rock formation, erosion, and glaciation are explored to show how the existing features of the North Cascades landscape came into being. The book describes how miners, climbers, and poets have been inspired by the geology and terrain of the North Cascades.

For travelers on the road, the easy-to-use guidebook format includes mileage, parking information, and detailed maps. Stunning color photographs allow armchair travelers to enjoy the journey as well. Appendices provide detailed information on geologic time, rock types, glaciers, and the geologists who have decoded stories hidden in rock and ice.

Jack McLeod teaches physical, earth, environmental, and space sciences at Cascade High School in Everett, Washington, and has served as Science Coordinator for the Everett School District. Read Jack's blog post about his new book on the North Cascades Institute's blog, Chattermarks.

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The North Cascades Highway: A Roadside Guide to America's Alps Cover Image
$26.95
ISBN: 9780295993164
Availability: On Our Shelves Now
Published: University of Washington Press - July 23rd, 2013