Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods

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As geologist J. Harlen Bretz walked the dry scabland channels of eastern Washington in the 1920s, it dawned on him that he was viewing a landscape sculpted by water. Lots of water. A flood of catastrophic proportions. Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods tells the gripping tale of a huge Ice Age lake that drained suddenly--not just once but repeatedly--and reshaped the landscape of the Northwest. The narrative follows the path of the floodwaters as they raged from western Montana across the Idaho Panhandle, then scoured through eastern Washington and down the Columbia Gorge to the Pacific Ocean. This is also the story of geologists grappling with scientific controversy--"of how personalities, pride, and prejudice sometimes superseded scientific evidence."

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David Alt was a geology professor at the University of Montana in Missoula. Dedicated to bringing geology to the general public, he cofounded the popular Roadside Geology series. He wrote a number of books in the series with coauthor Donald Hyndman, and helps edit others. Dave Alt passed away in 2015, but his love of geology and wry humor lives on in the many books he authored.

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"The book [Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods] 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) . . . includes many photos and maps." --Book News, Inc.

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