Geology of National Parks


Author: Ann G. Harris,Esther Tuttle,Sherwood D. Tuttle

Publisher: Kendall Hunt Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780787299712

Category: Science

Page: 882

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Highlights the local history as well as the geologic features and developments of national parks formed by stream erosion and weathering, glaciers and wave action, igneous activity, mountain building and uplift, and ground water.

Geology of Death Valley National Park

Landforms, Crustal Extension, Geologic History, Road Guides


Author: Marli B. Miller,Lauren Albert Wright

Publisher: Kendall Hunt

ISBN: 9780757509506

Category: Science

Page: 123

View: 8227

Geology of National Parks of Central/Southern Kenya and Northern Tanzania

Geotourism of the Gregory Rift Valley, Active Volcanism and Regional Plateaus


Author: Roger N. Scoon

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319737856

Category: Science

Page: 221

View: 3335

This book describes the interrelationship between the spectacular geology of an area of East Africa that includes a branch of the rift valley, as well as giant freestanding ice-capped mountains and extraordinarily toxic, alkaline lakes, and some of the greatest concentrations of wildlife on Earth. It suggests that geological processes that have shaped the iconic landforms, including active volcanoes, may also be responsible for the unusually diverse speciation which characterises the region. Moreover, it is not a coincidence that important palaeoanthropological discoveries have been unearthed in the region. National parks and conservation areas have tremendous potential for geotourism and the book assists both tour guides and visitors in this regard. In addition, the book may provide a better understanding to management of the importance of geology for sustaining wildlife.

Geology of Western National Parks and Monuments

Grand Canyon and the Plateau Country


Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780898861556

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 4758

Describes important geological formations in sixteen national parks, discusses contintental drift, earthquakes, volcanic activity and erosion

Studyguide for Geology of National Parks by Harris and Tuttle and Tuttle, Isbn 9780787299712


Author: Cram101 Textbook Reviews

Publisher: Cram101

ISBN: 9781428832640

Category: Education

Page: 836

View: 6496

Never HIGHLIGHT a Book Again! Virtually all of the testable terms, concepts, persons, places, and events from the textbook are included. Cram101 Just the FACTS101 studyguides give all of the outlines, highlights, notes, and quizzes for your textbook with optional online comprehensive practice tests. Only Cram101 is Textbook Specific. Accompanys: 9780787299712 9780787299705 .

A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park


Author: Harry L. Moore

Publisher: Univ. of Tennessee Press

ISBN: 9780870495588

Category: Nature

Page: 178

View: 9574

A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park Harry L. Moore "In this informative, readable, altogether useful guide, Harry Moore adds another dimension to our understanding and appreciation of the Great Smoky Mountains. He acquaints us skillfully with the geologist's terminology and shows us how to read for ourselves the ancient language of the rocks." --Wilma Dykeman "Everybody loves the plants, trees, birds, mammals, and even the reptiles, amphibians, and insects of the Great Smokies. But rocks are not less fascinating, alive in their own way, the foundation of all the rest of life. So I think it's great to have this guide as a companion on the trail." --Michael Frome Guiding the reader on five popular driving tours and five key hiking trails, this nontechnical guidebook indicates not-to-be-missed points of interest and describes the geological evolution associated with them. Tour maps are complemented by annotated road log commentaries and copious drawings and photographs to aid in identifying geological phenomena even when these are obscured by the mountains' lush vegetation. A helpful introduction, focusing on the geologic history of the Smokies, illuminates basic terms and concepts, while a glossary, list of suggested readings, and detailed index further enhance the book's utility. Unique in providing a crisp, comprehensive summary of the Smoky Mountains' geology, A Roadside Guide will serve as a basic planning guide for scenic road trips and hiking trips in the Smokies. Harry L. Moore holds a master's degree in geology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. Since 1972 he has been a geologist at the Tennessee Department of Transportation.

Roadside geology of Mount Rainier National Park and vicinity


Author: Patrick T. Pringle,Newell P. Campbell,Katherine M. Reed,Anne C. Heinitz,Washington (State). Division of Geology and Earth Resources

Publisher: N.A


Category: Automobile travel

Page: 190

View: 1284

Geology of U.S. Parklands


Author: Eugene P. Kiver,David V. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471332183

Category: Science

Page: 902

View: 3323

A fascinating and accessible introduction to the principles of physical and historical geology. For the millions who visit them each year, U.S. national parklands offer a glittering spectacle of natural wonders. But beyond the spectacular scenery, these national treasures have a much bigger, more awe–inspiring tale to tell––a sprawling story of upheaval and transformation, involving forces and time–spans almost beyond imagining. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the knowledge you need to read and interpret that story, and to make visits to the parklands even more special. Requiring no prior familiarity with the geological sciences, this region–by–region exploration of the U.S. parklands teaches the principles of physical and historical geology by example. It begins with a general introduction to all important concepts, terms, and principles. In the chapters that follow, the authors take you on a tour through the geological regions of the United States. Beginning with Hawaii and the Pacific borderlands and moving progressively eastward to the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains of the East Coast, they provide you with a geologist′s–eye view of the landforms, mountains, and bodies of water encountered in over 70 national parks and monuments, and tell the fascinating story of their evolution. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 stunning photographs and maps and featuring greatly expanded coverage of the geological story, history, and culture of U.S. parks and monuments, this new edition of Dr. David Harris′s classic text is an ideal introduction to the principles of geology for students and nature enthusiasts alike.

The geologic story of the national parks and monuments



Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Incorporated


Category: Travel

Page: 464

View: 4934

A dramatic account of the earth's history revealed through the rock formations of national parks and monuments--including geologically important recreation areas, seashores, and wildlife preserves. All of the parklands within a particular geologic province are included in each chapter. Features the most detailed coverage available of the new parklands in Alaska. Extensively illustrated with photographs--both color and black and white--line drawings, and maps.

Shadows of time

the geology of Bryce Canyon National Park


Author: Frank DeCourten

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781882054060

Category: Nature

Page: 128

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