BOOKS: Don Easterbrook shares new book on the geology of the San Juans

Don J. Easterbrook, emeritus professor of geology at Western Washington University, where he was department chairman for 12 years, shares his new book, “Cruising Through Geologic Time in the San Juan Islands,” at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 26, at Village Books, 1200 11th St.

Although written primarily for non-geologists, it also contains much new and previously unpublished material of interest to geologists. The book includes descriptions of the geology of all of the islands, with more than 400 photos, maps, and laser, sonar and satellite images, cross–indexed so the geology of any island can be easily found. An appendix of seafloor images is also included.

Easterbrook’s research has included many years of work in the North Cascades, Puget lowlands, San Juan Islands, Columbia Plateau, Rocky Mountains, New Zealand, Argentina, and other parts of the world. He has studied the geology of the San Juan Islands for more than five decades.