Hot Springs and Hot Pools of the Southwest

Author: Marjorie Gersh-Young,Karin Burroughs

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781890880064

Category: Nature

Page: N.A

View: 6496


The definitive guide to remote hot springs, natural mineral water resorts and spas. Offers complete directions with accurate maps and GPS coordinates, hundreds of photographs, campground and RV sites, and indicates handicap accessibility. Includes Alaska, Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, Montan, Wyoming, South Dakota, and Central, Eastern, and Southern States.

The Bird in the Waterfall

Exploring the Wonders of Water

Author: Jerry Dennis

Publisher: Diversion Books

ISBN: 1940941547

Category: Nature

Page: 215

View: 2803


There is nothing in the universe like water. It is unique and beautiful and without it there could be no life on earth. Little wonder, then, that people have always expressed such awe, delight, and reverence for it. The Bird in the Waterfall is a celebration of the wonders of water and the creatures that live in it. While exploring waterfalls and artesian springs, ocean waves and tidal bores, whirligig beetles and torrent ducks, author Jerry Dennis and artist Glenn Wolff address age-old aquatic mysteries: Why do rivers meander? What are the sources of hot springs and geysers? What causes tsunamis and rogue waves? Why is water blue—and sometimes green, black, yellow, or red? Why do we gather to watch falling water and crashing surf? Why do we toss coins into fountains? At the heart of The Bird in the Waterfall is a profound appreciation for the magic, music, and poetry of water—and a passionate appeal for the protection of this most precious of the earth’s resources. PRAISE: “A passionate appreciation for the magic, music, and poetry of water, and an appeal for the protection of this most precious of the earth’s resources.” —Natural Resources and Wildlife Magazine “Jerry Dennis is one of today’s most readable and informative nature essayists, and his latest book, The Bird in the Waterfall, is a marvelous look at the natural history of oceans, rivers, and lakes. It ought to be required reading for anyone who loves the outdoors, angling, surfing, beachcombing, or birding.” —Buffalo News “The Bird in the Waterfall is truly science for everyone. When you have finished reading it, you will not only know more, but you may become as charmed with water as Dennis is.” —Earth Magazine “I can’t think of anyone I know—angler, conservationist, scientific reader, curious kid—who wouldn’t enjoy, and learn from, this unusual book. And from endpaper to endpaper, it’s a visual delight, too.” —Fly Rod and Reel Magazine “Nature writer Dennis conveys his deep feelings for all aspects of the aquatic realm…and parlays his fascination with the dynamics of bodies of water into a richly informative description of how lakes and rivers support myriad lifeforms.” —Booklist

Colorado's Hot Springs

Author: Deborah Frazier George

Publisher: Pruett Publishing

ISBN: 9780871089083

Category: Travel

Page: 165

View: 8359


Colorado's mountain landscape is home to several of nature's own “hot tubs”— idyllic geologic wonders people have treasured and enjoyed for centuries. This all new, up-to-date guide profiles more than thirty hot springs, providing descriptions, contact information, directions, maps, photographs, and historical notes. Whether seeking a soak in a remote mountain wilderness or in a spa at a small-town resort, warm water devotees will find everything they need in this book to enjoy the natural embrace of Colorado's hot springs.

Beautiful America's Idaho

Author: Cheryl Landes

Publisher: Beautiful America Publishing Co.

ISBN: 9780898027396

Category: Photography

Page: 80

View: 8644


From a group of the West's best photographers, we compiled a collection of scenic vistas that cover the "Gem State" from one end to the other. Scenes from Coeur d' Alene to Preston, Nampa to the Selway Bitteroot Wilderness; everything is her in this new publication. With the dynamic photography comes a brand new, delightful text by Cheryl Landes. One of the most picturesque states -- Idaho beckons you!

Touring Hot Springs Washington and Oregon

A Guide to the States' Best Hot Springs

Author: Jeff Birkby

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 149301465X

Category: Travel

Page: 224

View: 563


Scattered from the rainforests of the Olympic Peninsula to the dry desert lakebeds of the Alvord Desert, the hot springs of Washington and Oregon provide some of the most unique vacation opportunities in the western United States. This guide describes 40 of the region's best soaks, including firsthand descriptions of each soaking location, along with detailed maps and directions, best seasons to visit, and intriguing histories and legends. Whether you're searching for a family hot springs resort with all the conveniences or an isolated natural thermal pool miles from civilization, Touring Washington and Oregon Hot Springs will guide you to a truly memorable escape from the ordinary.

Hydrothermal Processes and Mineral Systems

Author: Franco Pirajno

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 140208613X

Category: Science

Page: 1250

View: 9705


Hydrothermal processes on Earth have played an important role in the evolution of our planet. These processes link the lithosphere, hydrosphere and biosphere in continuously evolving dynamic systems. Terrestrial hydrothermal processes have been active since water condensed to form the hydrosphere, most probably from about 4.4 Ga. The circulation of hot aqueous solution (hydrothermal systems) at, and below, the Earth’s surface is ultimately driven by magmatic heat. This book presents an in-depth review of hydrothermal proceses and systems that form beneath the oceans and in intracontinental rifts, continental margins and magmatic arcs. The interaction of hydrothermal fluids with rockwalls, the hydrophere and the biophere, together with changes in their composition through time and space, contribute to the formation of a wide range of mineral deposit types and associated wallrock alteration. On Earth, sites of hydrothermal activity support varied ecosystems based on a range of chemotrophic microorganisms both at surface and in the subsurface. This book also provides an overview of hydrothermal systems associated with meteorite impacts and explores the possibility that hydrothermal processes operate on other terrestrial planets, such as Mars, or satellites of the outer planets such as Titan and Europa. Possible analogues of extraterrestrial putative hydrothermal processes pose the intriguing question of whether primitive life, as we know it, may exist or existed in these planetary bodies. Audience: This volume will be of interest to scientists and researchers in geosciences and life sciences departments, as well as to professionals and scientists involved in mining and mineral exploration.

Earth's Fiery Fury

Author: Sandra Downs

Publisher: Lerner Publications

ISBN: 9780761314134

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 1151


Explains such dynamic forces of nature as volcanoes, fumaroles, hot springs, and geysers.

Thermophiles: Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

Biodiversity, Ecology, and Evolution

Author: Anna-Louise Reysenbach,Mary Voytek,Rocco Mancinelli

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9780306461651

Category: Medical

Page: 205

View: 1805


This book is the study of microorganisms from extreme environments, and it provides a much-needed synthesis of the recent advances in the biology, biotechnology, and management of thermophilic organisms, with specific examples drawn largely from thermal springs in Yellowstone National Park. The work addresses the issues of intellectual property rights with regard to the search for novel microorganisms as sources for pharmaceuticals, and the molecular tools currently used to address microbial diversity, containing how-to sections for all professionals in ecology and conservation.


Author: Roger K. Sandness,Charles F. Gritzner

Publisher: Infobase Publishing

ISBN: 1438105096

Category: Iceland

Page: 102

View: 4398


These information-packed volumes provide comprehensive overviews of each nation's people, geography, history, government, economy, and culture