Mountain Press Roadside Geology of Utah - 2nd Edition

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Utah is known for its mountains as its incredible landforms, arches and immensely flat desert basins. Roadside Geology of Utah helps you become a geological expert as you traverse across the state.

  • Features

    • Wind along 65 roads, from major thoroughfares to quiet 2-lane highways and discover the wondrous diversity of rocks all over Utah
    • Covers all of Utah, including Arches, Bryce Canyon and Zion National Park, the Great Basin, and Colorado Plateau
    • Includes updated information and fresh prose from the experts, as well as more than 300 color photos, maps and figures to reference and help guide you along


    From the publisher: Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, its 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 this book's fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.
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    6 x 9 inches


    Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic and Halka Chronic

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