Dave Tucker, author of Geology Underfoot in Western Washington, will tell geologic tales, covering sites from low-lying shorelines to rugged mountains. The book's twenty-two chapters lead you to easily accessible stops along Washington's highways, and some trails too. A healthy dose of full-color illustrations and photos compliments the author's illuminating prose, further demystifying Washington's geologic wonders.
Dave Tucker has a Master's Degree in geology and is a research associate in the geology department at Western Washington University. He is a director of the Mount Baker Volcano Research Center, an all-volunteer nonprofit organization that raises funds to support research at the active volcano and educate the public about volcanic hazards of Mount Baker. Tucker has been mapping Baker's geology since the mid-1990s, in particular the distribution of volcanic ash deposits. He leads public field trips and gives presentations about the geology of northwest Washington, and is author of the blog Northwest Geology Field Trips.