101 American Geo-sites You've Gotta See

101 American Geo-sites You've Gotta See

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Rocks racing across a lakebed in Death Valley. Perfectly preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into ancient floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift in the Idaho desert. What do these enigmatic geologic phenomena have in common? Besides initiating a profusion of head-scratching over the years, these sites of geologic wonder appear side by side, for the first time, in a single publication. Examining in detail at least one amazing site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas clearly explains the geologic forces behind each one's origin in 101 Geologic Sites You've Gotta See. Dickas discusses not only iconic landforms such as Devil's Tower in Wyoming but also locales that are often overlooked yet have fascinating stories.

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This guide lists 101 amazing must-visit geological sites (one for each of the states) in the US. It includes full-color images and diagrams depicting the geological forces at play in each featured location along with accessible and entertaining descriptions, full coordinates for each site, and helpful scientific context for each of the wonders. Sites listed include Carlsbad Caverns in New Mexico, the Devil's Tower in Wyoming and the so-called sailing stones of Death Valley, California. Annotation ©2012 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Publisher: Missoula, MT : Mountain Press Pub. Company, c2012
ISBN: 9780878425877
087842587X
Branch Call Number: 557.3 D551o 2012
Characteristics: xi, 250 p. : col. ill., col. maps ; 23 cm

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