Roadside Geology of New Mexico

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Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878422098

Category: Science

Page: 255

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The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico is as varied in its scenery as its nickname suggests. With desert lowlands in the south and high, hoary peaks in the north, with rugged volcanic uplands and colorful plateaus, with high plains along its eastern border

The geology of New Mexico

a geologic history

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Author: Greg H. Mack,Katherine A. Giles,New Mexico Geological Society

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 474

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Roadside Geology of Colorado

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Author: Felicie Williams,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426096

Category: Science

Page: 398

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"White and red sandstones, green shales, and pink granites are hard to appreciate in black and white. Two-color maps cannot do justice to the many patterns in the bedrock geology. A state with places like the Painted Wall, the Florissant Fossil Beds, and the Maroon Bells deserves a color edition. That is why Mountain Press teamed up with authors Felicie Williams and Halka Chronic to produce a color edition of Roadside Geology of Colorado. The updated text includes information about new discoveries, such as the mammoth fossils at Snowmass. This third edition is a must-have book for your geology collection"--Provided by publisher.

New Mexico's Best Ghost Towns

A Practical Guide

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Author: Philip Varney

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826310101

Category: History

Page: 204

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This useful guidebook surveys more than 80 ghost towns, grouped by geographic area. First published in 1981 and now available only from UNM Press, it has been praised in particular for its instructions on how to reach even the most obscure sites. "An invaluable guide to anybody wanting to visit any of New Mexico's ghost towns."--Howard Bryan,Albuquerque Tribune

Old Forty-Four

A Historical and Geological Excursion Over New Mexico's Old Route 44 (now Part of US-550)

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Author: Dirk Van Hart

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780865348370

Category: History

Page: 354

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This reader-friendly exploration along what was once New Mexico State Highway 44, now redesignated the southern part of federal highway US-550, melds both the human and geologic history along the major transportation corridor connecting the Rio Grande Valley in central New Mexico with the San Juan River Valley in the far northwestern part of the state. Numerous illustrations portray the region's geology in a form intelligible and interesting to the non-geologist. The basic understanding of the landscape thus provides the scaffolding to support the stories of the interesting people who figure in the history along "Old 44." The book aims to provide a view of the highway and its environs in an entirely new way and to make history and geology seem a natural and necessary pairing. DIRK VAN HART earned his Bachelor's and Master's degrees in geology, and in 1965 began a professional career as a petroleum geologist. During the next two decades the gypsy life of the geologist took him to Oklahoma, Texas, California, Guatemala, and Ecuador. In 1986 a career change led him to move his family to Albuquerque, New Mexico where he engaged in contract geological projects in Italy and Belize, and for a short while taught high-school science. In 1994 he joined a team effort to characterize the geology of Kirtland Air Force Base in Albuquerque as a contractor for Sandia National Laboratories. He is now retired.

The Geology of Southern New Mexico

A Beginner's Guide, Including El Paso

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Author: Greg H. Mack

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 176

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The geology of southern New Mexico and west Texas represents over a billion years of earth's history. Evidence of events such as explosive eruptions of great volcanoes, uplift and erosion of ancient mountains, and deposition of sediment in subtropical seas is available for those who know how to read the rocks. This guide for non-specialists not only provides the necessary background for comprehension but also a guide to local features. Part I explains the basic principles of geology, including the origin of rocks, geologic time, rock deformation, and plate tectonics. Part II divides the geologic history of the region into eight major events and illustrates both the rock strata produced by each event and the ancient geography of the era. Part III contains twenty-two field trips to view geologic history, mostly in easily accessible natural outcrops. Natives and visitors alike will find that this clearly written and well-illustrated book contributes to a greater appreciation of the unique landscape of the southwest.

New Mexico Rocks & Minerals

The Collecting Guide (including Maps)

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Author: Frank S. Kimbler,Robert J. Narsavage

Publisher: Sunstone Press

ISBN: 0913270970

Category: Nature

Page: 70

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This guide contains a detailed listing of collectable New Mexico minerals, agates, and petrified wood, and includes more than 125 collecting sites with maps.

Roadside Geology and Biology of Baja California

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Author: John Albert Minch,Edwin Minch,Jason Minch

Publisher: John Minch & Assn Incorporated

ISBN: N.A

Category: Baja California (Mexico : Peninsula)

Page: 188

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A Hiking Guide to the Geology of the Wasatch Mountains

Mill Creek and Neffs Canyons, Mount Olympus, Big and Little Cottonwood and Bells Canyons

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Author: William T. Parry

Publisher: University of Utah Press

ISBN: 0874808391

Category: Science

Page: 124

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Written by a recognized authority on the geology of the Wasatch Mountains in Northern Utah, a guide is meant to enrich the experience of outdoor enthusiasts who want to understand the geological history and development of the Wasatch range. Original.

Roadside Geology of Arizona

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Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878421473

Category: Science

Page: 314

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An introductory chapter briefly reviews Arizona's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Useful graphics and charts supplement the text and help you to understa

Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington

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Author: John Means

Publisher: Wild Horizons Pub

ISBN: 9780878425709

Category: Science

Page: 346

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From the sandstone ridges and shale and limestone valleys of western Maryland to the sand dunes and tidal estuaries on Delaware's coast, Roadside Geology of Maryland, Delaware, and Washington, D.C, steers you to the some of the best geologic features found inside and outside the Beltway. Thirty-five road guides discuss the landforms and rocks visible from a car window, along bike paths, and at nearby waysides and parks, including Chesapeake & Ohio Canal National Historic Park, Assateague Island National Seashore, Rock Creek Park, and Cape Henlopen State Park. With this book as your guide, find out how the sixth largest impact crater on earth helped shape Chesapeake Bay; discover what moved the rocks at Devils Racecourse in Catoctin Mountain Park; and learn how early settlers put the geology to work, locating major ports where deep tidal rivers issued from mill-friendly, rocky streams. Book jacket.

Roadside New Mexico

A Guide to Historic Markers

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Author: David Pike

Publisher: UNM Press

ISBN: 9780826331182

Category: History

Page: 434

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The people, geological features, and historic events that have made New Mexico what it is today are commemorated in over 350 historic markers along the state's roads. This guide is designed to fill in the gaps and answer the questions those markers provoke.

Pages of Stone, 2nd Edition

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Author: Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594853185

Category: Nature

Page: 176

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* Expanded to include Grand Staircase/Escalante, Vermilion Cliffs, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, and Hovenweep National Monuments * Color photo insert * Many sights accessible by car From the sheer-walled magnificence of Zion to the breathtaking intricacy of Bryce Canyon's sculptured turrets; from the "Grand Staircase" of the Vermilion Cliffs, and Pink Cliffs in southern Utah to the volcanic lavas of Sunset Crater: two geologists describe the star attractions of 24 national parks and monuments. New sidebars provide closer looks at specific details such as the large numbers of dinosaur footprints in and around Arches National Park and geology's profound effect on ancient Pueblo peoples and how they lived. Geologist Halka Chronic is the author of several books on geology. Geologist Lucy Chronic has served as a park interpreter at Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Grand Staircase, Escalante, Vermilion Cliffs, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, Hovenweep National Monuments, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase of the Vermilion Cliffs, Pink Cliffs in southern Utah, volcanic lavas of Sunset Crater, geologists, dinosaur footprints in and around Arches National Park

Albuquerque

A Guide to Its Geology and Culture

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Author: N.A

Publisher: New Mexico Bureau of Mines &

ISBN: 9781883905149

Category: Nature

Page: 182

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Geology Underfoot in Southern California

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Author: Robert Phillip Sharp,Allen F. Glazner

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878422890

Category: Science

Page: 224

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A non-technical guide describes twenty significant geological sites in Southern California

Roadside Geology of Oregon

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Author: Marli Bryant Miller

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426317

Category: Science

Page: 386

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"A completely new second edition based on the most up-to-date understanding of Oregon's geology"--Page 4 of cover.

Roadside Geology of Southern California

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Author: Arthur G. Sylvester

Publisher: Roadside Geology

ISBN: 9780878426539

Category: Science

Page: 389

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Since Mountain Press started the Roadside Geology series forty years ago, southern Californians have been waiting for an RG of their own. During those four decades-which were punctuated by jarring earthquakes and landslides-geologists continued to unravel the complexity of the Golden State, where some of the most dramatic and diverse geology in the world erupts, crashes, and collides. With dazzling color maps, diagrams, and photographs, Roadside Geology of Southern California takes advantage of this newfound knowledge, combining the latest science with accessible stories about the rocks and landscapes visible from winding two-lane byways as well as from the region's vast network of highways. Book jacket.

Roadside Geology of Mississippi

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Author: Stan Galicki,Darrel W. Schmitz

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780878426713

Category: Science

Page: 271

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It's a little-known fact, but Mississippi has a volcano. True, it's buried under 2,600 feet of sediment, but it was red hot and active roughly 79 to 69 million years ago and evidence of its bulging remains is visible in the Jacksonville. Mississippi emerged along the edge of a massive tear that formed as tectonics tried to rip the continent asunder. The full rift was never realized, but like a crack in a foundation, everything built on top of it has been affected. The failed rift became a linear basin, stretching from Illinois to the Gulf of Mexico.

The Practical Geologist

The Introductory Guide to the Basics of Geology and to Collecting and Identifying Rocks

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Author: Dougal Dixon

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0671746979

Category: Nature

Page: 160

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Discusses the history of the earth's formation and development, and tells how to search for, identify, and extract rock and mineral samples