Geology Underfoot: BOOK SENT TO PUBLISHER!

DT and the Geology Underfoot in Western Washington files. You will get to read it on paper, soemthing I've yet to see.

DT and the Geology Underfoot in Western Washington files- all on one flimsy bit of plastic. You will get to read it on paper, something I’ve yet to see. Chico stands guard my monitor. Photo by Kim Brown.

I finally completed the manuscript of Geology Underfoot in Western Washington. The sum of the last three years of my life was copied onto a DVD and sent off to the publisher today – 423 files including chapter text, photos, diagrams, and maps. There are (at this point) 22 self-guiding field trips, plus a lengthy Introduction that is a primer on plate tectonics, a capsule history of the geologic history of western Washington, a bit about petrology, and how to date a rock (“You need to be a little boulder” says Kim.) Groan. I promise I do not use that pun in the book, but there may be a few other gneiss ones. (Sorry). OK, now my editor James Lainsbury at Mountain Press Publishers gets to hack away. He’ll send it back to me for what I’m sure will be shortening, revisions to some of the figures I made, and who knows what else. The book will be on bookshelves in 2014 unless James says ‘This sucks. Start over.’ Thanks to all the people, geologists and ‘civilians’ alike, who read and field checked the chapters.

You can read a sample chapter (pre-editing) and learn more about the book here on my website.

So, time for a beer. Well, maybe a nap first.

Dave

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20 Responses

  1. WOW ! CONGRATS!
    Rick Fleshin

  2. Congratulations! A mammoth undertaking with more work to come. Beer and nap are both well-deserved.

    ~Scott

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  3. Congratulation DT!!! This will be a valuable contribution to geo-novices and geo-experts alike. I might need to buy 2.

  4. Thanks for this info. I can’t wait to purchase it! Emily Routledge Rusty Geophile Seattle

  5. Congratulations! What the heck, have a beer!

    Gene

  6. Congratulations! I’m looking for it in 2014. Lew

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  7. Good job!! I am looking forward to it!

  8. Congratulations! That’s a real milestone, and no doubt a great deal of effort involved to make it happen. I’m looking forward to one of the very first copies.
    AZ

  9. Tucker,The beer and nap have been well earned! In fact we will buy you a beer! It is a great book and I think it will be well received! Adena and Bob

  10. Congratulations!!! A mighty effort and a worthwhile one! Looking forward to that purchase of one.

  11. Congrats Dave! Can’t wait to hold a copy in my hand.

    Randy

  12. Dave, Congrats. The hell with beer, I’d go straight for the tequila! Can’t wait to see the book. It will be great.
    David

  13. Way to go Tuck! ________________________________

  14. Congratulations, Dave, on this Mile ‘Stone’!

  15. Congratulations, Dave ! Can’t wait to get a copy.
    Kitty King

  16. Congratulations Dave! I also look forward to buying a copy.

    Michael

  17. Yay Dave! I am very excited for you . I definitely want a Copy ! Perhaps even with an Autograph? 🙂 Congratulations !
    Tracy S.

  18. My hearty congratulations, Mr. Magmatist!

  19. Congratulations Dave! You have such great knowledge to share. I look forward to buying my copy. Mardi

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