Roadside Geology of Utah, 2nd edition

Paperback, 416pages, 6 x 9, ISBN: 9780878426188
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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it s rocks and iconic landforms preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors...
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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it s rocks and iconic landforms preserved in a nearly endless list of national parks and monuments come immediately to mind. Perhaps more so than any other state, Utah is built for geologic exploration, and geologists/authors Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic are its expert tour guides.

The Beehive State is splitting at the seams with wondrous geological contrast. Utah s high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart,
run like a backbone down the center of the state. To the east, the Colorado Plateau s flat-lying sedimentary rock is wondrously exposed in canyons, arches, and breaks. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth.

Roadside Geology of Utah s 65 road guides traverse the state s major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. With fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah s rocks.

Specifications

Format:
Paperback
Author:
Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic & Halka Chronic
Pages:
416pages
Dimensions:
6 x 9
ISBN:
ISBN: 9780878426188
Supplier/Publisher:
Mountain Press
Date Added:
June 2016
Published Date:
2014

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