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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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  • Page : 305 pages


The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in the 1920s, was the first to explore the area Bretz, a former science teacher at Franklin High School in Seattle and then a professor at the University of Washington The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains is characterized by gullies, coulees, and deserts in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on the earth Legendary geologist J Harlen Bretz, starting in the 1920s, was the first to explore the area Bretz, a former science teacher at Franklin High School in Seattle and then a professor at the University of Washington and later the University of Chicago, eventually formed the theory that the land was scoured in a virtual instant by a massive flood His original thinking was rewarded with various forms of public and academic humiliation In the mid twentieth century, his theory sounded a bit too much like the biblical flood, and the scientific world wanting nothing to do with that sort of idea Ironically, Bretz was an avowed atheist, so this was hardly his inspiration Bretz s Flood tells the dramatic story of this scientific maverick how he came to study the region, his radical theory that a huge flood created it, and how the mainstream geologic community campaigned to derail him from 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 [..]

  • Did you know that during the last ice age, a glacial lake in Montana drained in a series of cataclysmic floods that unleashed a torrent of water the largest had 13 times the flow of the all the way to the Pacific True story I m not sure how interesting this book would be if you haven t seen the wil [..]

  • 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 [..]

  • 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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