The Student Writer, 9th edition
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Robert Platzner, The Old Testament. The New Testament will be issued in its 9th edition this year. His Biblical texts have become classics in the field, and have been adopted in most Religious Studies courses in the U. Classical Mythology, Images and Insights, with co-author Dr. Gloria Platzner, went through five editions, and became another classic for college students.
He contributed numerous articles to such journals as "Columbia: The Magazine of Northwest History," "Oregon Historical Society," and "Open Spaces: Views from the Northwest," in which he discussed the Cascadia subduction zone, the most active peaks in the Cascade Range, and Native American literature. He predicted the eruption of Mt.
St Helens in his book Fire and Ice and more specifically only weeks before it occurred, which led reporters from around the world to interview him. He became an authority on an early Oregon author, Frederick Homer Balch, author of Bridge of the Gods, a retelling of Indian lore of the Pacific Northwest, and his explorations of Balch's life and work restored the writer to public interest. In total, Steve wrote or co-wrote some eleven classic college texts, along with numerous essays for scholarly journals, and articles for popular books and magazines.
His was a life characterized by a driving work ethic and a great love of knowledge in many areas. He leaves behind a loving family and a devoted circle of loyal friends who shared his love of music, humanities and the arts, history, and great literature, in addition to a lifelong zest for the great outdoors. He hiked most of the principal peaks of the Cascade range, and many other mountains in the U.
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In the same year he married Marjorie Miller, whom he met as a graduate student at Cornell University he climbed his first Cascade peak, Mount Saint Helens. Mount Saint Helens played a significant role in Steve's life as a writer and enthusiast of the Cascades.
When St. Helens erupted in , because Steve's excellent book was not only the only one on the Cascade Volcanoes, but he had also predicted Mount Saint Helens would be the next Cascade volcano to erupt, he was invited to appear on several radio and television programs, including ABC's Nightline with Ted Koppel.
He later climbed Saint Helens after it had settled down as well. Stephen's love of the Pacific Northwest was one of the attractions for moving to California and teaching at CSUS where he had access to many trips to Mt.
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Lassen, Mt. Shasta, and northwards to the heart of the Cascades in Oregon and Washington. Survivors include his two sons, Geoffrey and Jason; his grandchildren, Kevin Harris, 18, whom Steve raised to age 15; and April Venckus, 8, children of Geoffrey Harris; and Isaac Harris, 8 months, son of Jason Harris; and in addition, Steve's sister, Karen and her two sons, and several cousins.
A celebration of Steve's life is being planned by the family for July 20, , to start at 11 AM at St.