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From: "Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources"
Sent: Wednesday, August 20, 2008 5:28 PM
Subject: New Book: Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier and Vicinity

The following publication of the Washington Division of Geology and Earth
Resources is now available:

Information Circular 107. Roadside geology of Mount Rainier National Park
and vicinity, by P. T. Pringle. 2008. 200 p. (Printed; $17.53, including
shipping and handling. Sold through the Washington Department of Printing.
Also available online at

“Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity” is an
up-to-date book on volcanic processes past and present in the Pacific
, illustrating both the beauty and the hazards of our state’s
most magnificient volcano. This book covers an area bounded by I-5 on the west, State
Route 410 on the north, Yakima on the east, and U.S. 12 on the south. This
200-page, four-color book is written for anyone with a basic understanding
of geology and is designed for ease of use, with a landscape format and
spiral binding. Its centerpiece is the logs of the roads to and through the
park. Each of the 15 road logs has expanded geologic maps of the route and a
mile-by-mile narrative describing the geology and other interesting
features. The book is divided into three main parts: Part I describes the
geologic history and setting of Mount Rainier and environs; Part II contains
the 15 legs of the road guide; and Part III consists of a glossary,
references, and other useful information. The book contains more than 290
photos and illustrations, some of them historic, most of them in color. It
was funded in part by the National Scenic Byways Program of the Federal
Highway Administration

Pringle, also the author of the “Roadside Geology of Mount St. Helens"
(Information Circular 88), worked at the U.S. Geological Survey’s Cascades
Volcano Observatory for 8 years during and after the 1980s eruptions of
Mount St. Helens. He was with DNR for more than 15 years before taking an
Earth Sciences teaching position at Centralia College in 2005. Contributing
authors include some of the leading experts on the volcanic history of the
Pacific Northwest.



Order through the Washington State Department of Printing online "General
Store" link at http://www.prt.wa.gov/ or visit the Department of Printing in person
(see the General Store website for address and directions). If you use the
online General Store, select “Shop by Agency”, then “Department of Natural
(Geology Division)”. Publications in the General Store are
organized by series, and listed prices include shipping and handling; follow
the website instructions to complete your purchase.


The Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources is Washington State’s
geological survey, established in 1890.

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