Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood, by John Soennichsen - Washington State Historical Society
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Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood, by John Soennichsen

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Bretz's Flood: The Remarkable Story of a Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood, by John Soennichsen.

A Rebel Geologist and the World's Greatest Flood

"The land between Idaho and the Cascade Mountains in Eastern Washington is characterized by dramatic coulees, gullies, and deserts - in geologic terms, it is a wholly unique place on earth. J Harlen Bretz was the iconoclastic geologist who peered back in time to answer the riddle of how this land came to be. Defying the conventional wisdom of his peers, Bretz saw a landscape that had been scoured by a flood of unprecendented scale. Bretz's Flood is the remarkable story of how one geologist, using old-fashioned methods of measurement, observation, and scientific deduction, figured out what everyone had failed to see, and persevered against the odds to change the course of geologic history." 

 


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