Near the end of the most recent ice age, glacier dams repeatedly formed and ruptured, each time releasing the contents of Lake Missoula. The resulting flood waters eroded large-scale landscapes, including the Columbia River Gorge.
This image depicts the key components of the Missoula Floods as draped over the modern landscape on the Essential Geography USA.
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Using a painterís attention to structure and detail, I aspire to create cartographic art that informs the mind, and pleases the eye.
Serving as a lens through which one can see the beauty and character of the land, a well-crafted map gives you a means to appreciate the unique qualities of place.
Old-style US wall maps (far left) did not illustrate basic US geography with enough depth, clarity - or fidelity - to foster geographic literacy.
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Framed Version of the Essential Geography of the United States of America