Roadside Geology of South Dakota


Author: John Paul Gries

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423385

Category: Science

Page: 358

View: 8032

This book gracefully ties the glaciated eastern half of the state, where artesian wells flow with water that fell as precipitation in the Black Hills, with the arid western half, where sedimentary layers contain fossilized sea creatures. South Dakota fil

Geomorphological Landscapes of the World


Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

View: 5818

Physical landscapes are one of the most fascinating facets of our Planet, which tell stories about the evolution of the surface of the Earth. This book provides up-to-date information about the geomorphology of the selected ‘classic’ sites from around the world and shows the variety of geomorphological landscapes as moulded by different sets of processes acting over different timescales, from millions of years to days. The volume is written by nearly fifty geomorphologists from more than twenty countries who for many years have researched some of the unique sceneries on the planet. The thirty six chapters present each continent of the world. They describe landscapes of different origin, so that the reader can learn about the complexity of processes behind the sceneries. This is a useful reference book, linking geomorphology with global initiatives focused on nature conservation.

Geology Underfoot in Illinois


Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

View: 7346

Illinois--a flat and boring state with nothing but cornfields and crowded expressways, right? Balderdash! Geology Underfoot in Illinois scratches the Prairie State's surface to expose geologic diversity that stretches back more than a billion years. Copi

Teaching Methodologies in Structural Geology and Tectonics


Author: Soumyajit Mukherjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811327815

Category: Science

Page: 251

View: 6133

This edited book discusses various challenges in teaching structural geology and tectonics and how they have been overcome by eminent instructors, who employed effective and innovative means to do so. All of the chapters were written by prominent and active academics and geoscientists fully engaged in teaching Structural Geology and Tectonics. New instructors will find this book indispensible in framing their teaching strategy. Effective teaching of Structural Geology and Tectonics constitutes the backbone of geoscience education. Teaching takes place not only in classrooms, but also in labs and in the field. The content and teaching methodologies for these two fields have changed over time, shaped by the responsibilities that present-day geoscientists are expected to fulfill.

Geology of the Lewis & Clark Trail in North Dakota


Author: John W. Hoganson,Edward C. Murphy

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424764

Category: History

Page: 247

View: 506

Following in the footsteps of Lewis and Clark, John Hoganson and Ed Murphy lead readers on a geologic tour of the Missouri River valley in western North Dakota, explaining the geologic wonders that Lewis and Clark recorded in their journals--burning coal veins, petrified trees, cannonball concretions--as well as more modern discoveries such as dinosaur fossils. Color photographs, maps, and paintings complement the explanations of the geologic features exposed in highway roadcuts and along the riverbanks and bluffs.

Roadside Geology of Ohio


Author: Mark J. Camp

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: Science

Page: 411

View: 6289

The 25 road guides of Roadside Geology of Ohio, complete with 59 maps and figures and 172 photographs, lead you from one corner of the state to the other-from the flat till plains of the west to the hilly eastern Allegheny Plateau, and from the Ohio River

South Dakota

Past and Present


Author: Christine Petersen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448808464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

View: 6944

South Dakota is filled with beautiful views, from the Badlands To The Black Hills. it carries with it a sense of history that began with the Paleo-Indians 11,000 years ago. This colorful book takes readers on a journey of the history, culture, economy, and government of South Dakota, from the past To The present. Unique sidebars and timelines support the narrative.

Roadside Geology of Maine


Author: Dabney W. Caldwell

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423750

Category: Science

Page: 317

View: 3814

Exploring Maine just got easier. Whether you plan to view the geology from the highway, the beach, or the top of Mt. Katahdin, Roadside Geology of Maine distills each scene's geologic history into easily understood stories of rocks and landscape. In this

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah


Author: Richard L. Orndorff,Robert W. Wieder,David G. Futey

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: Science

Page: 286

View: 1906

Explores the creation stories behind 33 sites within Zion National Park, Natural Bridges National Monument, Bryce Canyon National Park, Fremont Indian State Park, and other locales that at one time included ancient eruptions, swamps, deserts, seas, and other forces that shaped the landscape. Original.

Roadside Geology of Colorado


Author: Halka Chronic,Felicie Williams

Publisher: Mountain Press


Category: Science

Page: 399

View: 4605

The rocks and landforms have not changed much since the publication of the first edition of the Roadside Geology of Colorado in 1980, but our understanding of them has. With expanded coverage, updated maps, new photographs, and the latest geologic interpr

Ice Age Mammals of North America

A Guide to the Big, the Hairy, and the Bizarre


Author: Ian M. Lange

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424030

Category: Nature

Page: 226

View: 5915

The time is the Pleistocene epoch, about 2 million to 10,000 years ago. Continent-size ice sheets cover 30 percent of the earth's landmass, and strange creatures rove the landscape. Ice Age Mammals of North America transports you to the world of saber-too

Roadside Geology of Nebraska


Author: Harmon D. Maher,George Felix Engelmann,Robert Duncan Shuster

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424573

Category: Science

Page: 264

View: 6257

Nebraska's geology is as exciting as the Cornhuskers. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere.

American Carnage

Wounded Knee, 1890


Author: Jerome A. Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806145501

Category: History

Page: 620

View: 9671

As the year 1890 wound to a close, a band of more than three hundred Lakota Sioux Indians led by Chief Big Foot made their way toward South Dakota’s Pine Ridge Reservation to join other Lakotas seeking peace. Fearing that Big Foot’s band was headed instead to join “hostile” Lakotas, U.S. troops surrounded the group on Wounded Knee Creek. Tensions mounted, and on the morning of December 29, as the Lakotas prepared to give up their arms, disaster struck. Accounts vary on what triggered the violence as Indians and soldiers unleashed thunderous gunfire at each other, but the consequences were horrific: some 200 innocent Lakota men, women, and children were slaughtered. American Carnage—the first comprehensive account of Wounded Knee to appear in more than fifty years—explores the complex events preceding the tragedy, the killings, and their troubled legacy. In this gripping tale, Jerome A. Greene—renowned specialist on the Indian wars—explores why the bloody engagement happened and demonstrates how it became a brutal massacre. Drawing on a wealth of sources, including previously unknown testimonies, Greene examines the events from both Native and non-Native perspectives, explaining the significance of treaties, white settlement, political disputes, and the Ghost Dance as influential factors in what eventually took place. He addresses controversial questions: Was the action premeditated? Was the Seventh Cavalry motivated by revenge after its humiliating defeat at the Battle of the Little Bighorn? Should soldiers have received Medals of Honor? He also recounts the futile efforts of Lakota survivors and their descendants to gain recognition for their terrible losses. Epic in scope and poignant in its recounting of human suffering, American Carnage presents the reality—and denial—of our nation’s last frontier massacre. It will leave an indelible mark on our understanding of American history.

Water-quality characteristics in the Black Hills area, South Dakota


Author: Joyce E. Williamson,Janet M. Carter,South Dakota. Dept. of Environment and Natural Resources,South Dakota. West Dakota Water Development District,Geological Survey (U.S.)

Publisher: N.A


Category: Environmental quality

Page: 196

View: 7572


A Natural History


Author: Candace Sherk Savage

Publisher: Greystone Books


Category: Nature

Page: 308

View: 6805

Stunningly presented illustrations capture the beautiful and haunting vistas of North America's central grasslands, as well as sidebars illuminating a wide variety of species, and other aspects of natural history and tales of successful conservation projects.

South Dakota's Black Hills Badlands


Author: Barbara Tomovick,Kimberly Metz

Publisher: Insiders' Guide

ISBN: 9780762722594

Category: Travel

Page: 448

View: 8825

Travelers, newcomers, and even locals need the best, most comprehensive information on places to dine, to sleep, to play, and to enjoy in South Dakota. Get the lowdown on Deadwood gambling, Indian pow wows, Devil's Tower, Wounded Knee, and dozens of recreational opportunities, from rodeos to spelunking to hiking and more. Maps. Photos.