On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: The Northern Reaches
A geological field guide to northern Idaho and the Channeled Scabland
by Bruce Bjornstad and Eugene Kiver
Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho in The Northern Reaches.
Nonfiction, 480 pages, 6" x 9" inches softcover
400 black-and-white illustrations, maps and photos
50 color plates, index
An astonishing landscape, scoured by ancient floods
Ice Age cataclysms violently transformed the Northwest thousands of years ago, leaving behind scores of flood features, many found nowhere else on Earth. The sheer enormity of the Ice Age floods is mind-boggling. The floods helped gouge out Idaho’s largest and deepest lake, Pend Oreille, and sculpted the weird topography of eastern Washington.
Following up on his first volume, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods: A geological field guide to the Mid-Columbia Basin, geologist Bruce Bjornstad joined forces with colleague Eugene Kiver to guide readers upstream – northward into the Channeled Scabland and northern Idaho. The authors explore numerous flood features and present dozens of trails and tours directing readers to experience, firsthand, the striking aftermath of the Ice Age floods.
- Explanations of 19 types of landforms
- Guides to 65 flood-formed features
- 39 hiking and biking trails
- Five driving tours and two aerial tours
Both volumes of On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods feature cover illustrations by Stev Ominski (stevominski.com), a Corvallis, Ore., artist renowned for his series of paintings on the Ice Age floods. The books make ideal companions when exploring the Ice Age Floods National Geologic Trail, named one of “The 10 Most Spectacular Geologic Sites” in the continental United States by Smithsonian Magazine.
Illustrated with 400 maps, schematics, photos and illustrations, including 32 pages of color plates, On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods provides a clear, concise and easily useable guide to the remarkable geologic record of the great Ice Age floods.