This Volcanic Land

Ancient Volcanic Islands

For a year now I have been working on the text for a book on the shield volcanoes and lava plains of Central British Columbia. I found the volcanic rocks above in the Thompson River Canyon, crumbling to dust where they fell out of a cliff face folded out of a collection of volcanic islands that formed in the middle of the Pacific Ocean before drifting up against the continent. For images of the book, check out the Chris Harris’s newsletters. He has taken the pictures. The book is coming down to the wire now, and it’s a gem: art, science, passion, and mountains the colour of migrating salmon. We’ll launch it in 100 Mile House in October.


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