Corvallis Science Pub features a roadside view of Oregon geology


CORVALLIS, Ore. – With its spectacular mountain ranges, lush valleys and tumbling rivers, the Northwest landscape attracts nature lovers and travelers from around the world, but the rain-soaked coast range, snow-covered volcanoes and expansive high desert didn’t appear overnight.

At the Corvallis Science Pub on Monday, Oct. 9, Marli Miller, author of the “Roadside Geology of Oregon, Second Edition” will describe what we can learn by traveling the state’s roadways about the forces that put the Northwest together. Science Pub begins at 6 p.m. in the Old World Deli, 341 2nd St. in Corvallis and is free and open to the public.

Miller will describe the process of continental growth that forms the underlying but diverse “basement” of the region and is readily visible in the Coast Range, North Cascades, Okanogan, Klamath and Blue Mountains.

She is co-author of “Roadside Geology of Washington, Second Edition” which she wrote with Darrel Cowan of the University of Washington. She is a senior instructor in the Department of Earth Sciences at the University of Oregon. Copies of her books will be available at the event from Grass Roots Books in Corvallis.

Podcasts of previous Corvallis Science Pub events on topics such as marijuana metabolism, foreign relations and soft robotics are available at http://communications.oregonstate.edu/podcast.

Sponsors of Science Pub include Terra magazine at OSU, the Downtown Corvallis Association and the Oregon Museum of Science and Industry. 

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