New guide to geologic sites across Washington simply explains the state’s natural wonders.

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If pinnacles are, for you, a peak experience, and if basalt makes your blood flow like a rambling lahar, you’ll want to pick up “Washington Rocks! A Guide to Geologic Sites in the Evergreen State.” This new softcover volume, compiled by three geology experts, current and emeritus, from Eastern Washington University, simply explains the state’s “gee-whiz” natural wonders, from Peshastin Pinnacles to Steptoe Butte. It virtually erupts with color photos and helpful maps. A happy addition to any road trip. (May 2016, Mountain Press Publishing, $18)