Cataclysms on the Columbia

The Great Missoula Floods

Author: John Eliot Allen,Marjorie Burns,Scott Burns

Publisher: Ooligan Press

ISBN: 1932010319

Category: History

Page: 204

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Cataclysms on the Columbia tells two stories. One follows geological research that challenged the scientific paradigm of the early 20th century, and the other chronicles the result of that research: the discovery of powerful prehistoric floods that shaped the Pacific Northwest. The cataclysms at the end of the last Ice Age left a scabland of buttes, dry falls, and rocky gorges, but it took the detective work of geologist J Harlen Bretz to prove it to the world. His lifetime of research and unshakeable belief changed geology forever.