Cascadia and David McCloskey were featured in a New York Times article by William Yardley, “Dreams of a Unified Northwest Are Halted At the Border,” February 27, 2010, A8

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The Meaning of Mt. St. Helens’ (Loowit) Eruption:


Images of the Mountain before, during, and after, the May 18, 1980 eruption:

see the U.S.G.S., Cascades Volcano Observatory, esp.


Wikipedia, “1980 Eruption of Mt. St. Helens.”


“The Science Legacy of Mt. St. Helens,” list, May 4, 2010,


Scholarly Book:

Virginia H. Dale, Frederick J. Swanson, & Charles M. Crisafulli, eds. 2005,  Ecological Responses to the 1980 Eruption of Mt. St. Helens, Springer-Science.


Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore, & Frederick J. Swanson, eds., 2008, In the Blast Zone, Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens, Corvallis, OR: Oregon State University Press.



Ursula K. LeGuin,  In the Red Zone (w/ Henk Pander), 1983.

Lord John


Gary Snyder, danger on peaks, 2004.  Shoemaker & Hoard


For a fascinating general overview, based on a synthesis of specialized studies,

see David Alt & Donald Hyndman, 1995

Northwest Exposures: A Geologic Story of the Northwest. Missoula, MT: Mountain Press Publishing (publishers of the invaluable “Roadside Geology” series).




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