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Glacial Lake Missoula and Its Humongous Floods
Author:  David Alt
This is the best book on the subject I have read. I have personally looked at many of the features David Alt discusses. If you have time to read just one book on the subject before you come to the Northwest to look at these features read this book. I have heard Dr. Alt speak several times and have had several conversations with him about local geology. Attend his public appearances if you get a chance and take your copy of the book for him to sign. If you are in Missoula buy your copy of the book at the Montana Natural History Museum. If not click here for an Amazon link.
R. Bayless
Roadside Geology of Montana
Author:  David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman
Montana's geologic history includes a long succession of disturbances that changed the rocks, then changed many of them again. Unraveling these events reveals a geologically quiet continent that got scrambled in a long and grinding collision with the Pacific crustal plate. Through detailed geologic maps and lively text, Roadside Geology of Montana deciphers the complicated rock record and uncovers each layer of Big Sky Country.
The Man Who Found Time
Author:  Jack Repcheck

This is an extremely readable book, and probably the most enjoyable geo book I have ever read. If you are interested in Geoscience I urge you to check it out. Click on it and read what you find on Amazon...
R. Bayless
Rockhounding Montana
Author:  Robert Feldman
Montana is a rockhound's dream, where inland seas once deposited fossils and minerals that the forces of geology have since laid bare. Rockhounding Montana, formerly The Rockhound's Guide to Montana, can lead you to the Yellowstone River, where you can comb the gravel for Montana agate, an official state gemstone, or to the badlands along Hell Creek, where paleontologists have found dinosaur remains. The book, by rockhound and educator Robert Feldman, contains information on the sapphire mines along the Missouri River near Helena, the limestone caves in the Pryor Mountains, as well as brief histories of mining at Butte and other locations. Even novices can find their way to crystals, garnets, geodes, and fossilized wood. You'll discover remote mountain streams where you can pan for gold or hunt for fossils. Rockhounding Montana covers popular and commercial areas as well as many little known sites on public land. The book gives directions, includes a glossary, maps, and directories to museums, rock shops, and rock clubs. The beginner finds a complete introduction to this fascinating hobby and the expert discovers an excellent sourcebook in Rockhounding Montana. Bring it along on your next geological journey.
On the Trail of the Ice Age Floods
Author:  Bruce Bjornstad
Geothermal Energy
Author:  Gupta
Technical but excellent resource if you have a science or engineering background...
Geothermal Energy
Author:  Dickson
Excellent source but on the technical side ...

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