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Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood by John Soennichsen Online



Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood

Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood

  • Title: Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood
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  • ISBN : 9781570615054
  • Format : Hardcover
  • Language : English
  • Page : 320 pages


Channeled Scablands, between Idaho and the Cascades, is a unique landscape of basalt cliffs, dry waterfalls, canyons, and coulees Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz was the first to explore the area, starting in the 1920s This dramatic book tells the story of this scientific maverick how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a flood of biblical proportio Channeled Scablands, between Idaho and the Cascades, is a unique landscape of basalt cliffs, dry waterfalls, canyons, and coulees Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz was the first to explore the area, starting in the 1920s This dramatic book tells the story of this scientific maverick how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a flood of biblical proportions created it, and how a campaign by the mainstream geologic community tried to derail him for pursuing an idea that satellite photos would confirm decades later


Author John Soennichsen




Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood Reviews (31)

  • The reality of the scablands versus the palouse really strikes you when you have a child at WA State and drive back and forth to Pullman regularly This book really filled in the geological details I dragged through the first section about Bretz s life get me to the geology But, there s a generic sub [..]

  • I live just on the edge of these Scablands and this book helps to identify the geologic history of the unique area in Idaho and Washington The book is well written and I gave it a 4 star rating.In my opinion this area would be a great place for historical geologic park for the National Park Service [..]

  • As someone who grew up in Moses Coulee and who has spent my life in Eastern Washington, this was pivotal to my understanding of the geology of the area In addition the realization that Bretz first proposed his theory less than a century ago emphasizes the magnitude of research and distribution of kn [..]

  • Fascinating account of geological process, geological discovery and academic politics Growing up in Washington, I never appreciated what caused all those strange formations in the desert part of the state I really want to be a geologist in my next life. [..]

  • Interesting read for geology buffs and anyone who has spent time in central northeastern Washington Not so much for folks who aren t in those two groups The writing wasn t made for a best seller but gives a good description of the life and times of a true scientist. [..]

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