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Mount Saint Helens Books

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A Complete Guide to Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument: For Hiking, Skiing, Climbing & Nature Viewing
by Klindt Vielbig
April 1997, Mountaineers Book, Paperback, 256 pages, (guidebook)
A well-organized guide providing all the historical, geological, biological, and recreational information you'll need to take advantage of a truly unique natural area.
Found on Go Northwest! page: Mount St Helens

A Falcon Guide to Mount St. HelensA Falcon Guide to Mount St. Helens: A Guide to Exploring the Great Outdoors
by Fred Barstad
Exploring Mount St. Helens is a comprehensive guide to this world-renowned attraction, offering a close-up look at the destruction and remarkable recovery of the area. The guide includes detailed information on the natural and cultural history of the area; recreational opportunities, including 23 hiking trails; and historical, geological, and natural exhibits.

Best Easy Day Hikes Mount St. Helens
by Fred Barstad
May 1999, Paperback, 106 pages, (guidebook)

In the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. HelensIn the Blast Zone: Catastrophe and Renewal on Mount St. Helens
by Charles Goodrich, Kathleen Dean Moore and Frederick Swanson
This book presents a cross-pollination of literary and scientific perspectives on the mountain's history of cataclysm and renewal. These writings will startle readers with new recognition of the matchless gift Mount St. Helens makes to our region and the world: the gifts of beauty, of scientific illumination, of hope.

Mount St Helens: The Eruption and Recovery of a Volcano
by Rob Carson, Geff Hinds (Photographer)
March 2000, Paperback, 160 pages, (non-fiction)
Along with remarkable before-and-after images, this 20th-anniversary retrospective captures the human drama leading up to the eruption and two decades of subsequent scientific research of the amazing post-blast ecological recovery.

Mount St. Helens National Volcanic Monument
by Sharlene Nelson, Ted W. Nelson
March 1998, Paperback, 48 pages, (non-fiction)
For ages 9 to 12. Describes the destruction caused by the eruption of Mount St. Helens in 1980, the slow return of plant and animal life, and the special area set aside to study this renewal.

Portrait of Mount St. Helens: A Changing LandscapePortrait of Mount St. Helens: A Changing Landscape
by Chuck Williams (Author) and Stuart Warren (Contributor)
View the grandeur and the intimate detail of this beloved mountain as seen by 19th-century painters and pioneers as well as contemporary photographers.


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