Roadside Geology of South Dakota

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Author: John Paul Gries

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878423385

Category: Science

Page: 358

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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

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Author: Piotr Migon

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9789048130559

Category: Science

Page: 375

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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

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Author: Ray Wiggers

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing

ISBN: 9780878423460

Category: Science

Page: 303

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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

Roadside Geology of Nebraska

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

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424573

Category: Science

Page: 264

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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.

Teaching Methodologies in Structural Geology and Tectonics

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Author: Soumyajit Mukherjee

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9811327815

Category: Science

Page: 251

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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

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Author: John W. Hoganson,Edward C. Murphy

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: 9780878424764

Category: History

Page: 247

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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.

South Dakota

Past and Present

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Author: Christine Petersen

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 1448808464

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 48

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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 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

American Carnage

Wounded Knee, 1890

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Author: Jerome A. Greene

Publisher: University of Oklahoma Press

ISBN: 0806145501

Category: History

Page: 620

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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.

Roadside Geology of Utah

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Author: Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 326

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No one can ignore the colorful rocks of Utah: the Vermilion Cliffs of Wingate sandstone, the snow white and salmon pink bluffs of Navajo sandstone, or the yellow and pink rhyolite of Big Rock Candy Mountain. Roadside Geology of Utah is a riveting account

Atlas Obscura

Entdeckungsreisen zu den verborgenen Wundern der Welt

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Author: Joshua Foer,Ella Morton,Dylan Thuras

Publisher: Mosaik Verlag

ISBN: 3641207118

Category: Social Science

Page: 480

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Der außergewöhnlichste Reiseführer der Welt Der Atlas Obscura sieht nur auf den ersten Blick aus wie ein Reiseführer. Es ist vor allem ein Buch zum Lesen und Träumen – eine Wunderkammer voller unerwarteter, bizarrer und mysteriöser Orte, die gleichermaßen Wunderlust und Wanderlust hervorrufen. Jede einzelne Seite dieses außergewöhnlichen Buchs erweitert unseren Horizont und zeigt uns, wie wunderbar und schräg die Welt in Wirklichkeit ist. Fesselnde Texte, hunderte von fantastischen Fotos, überraschende Fakten und Karten für jede Region des Globus machen es nahezu unmöglich, nicht gleich die nächste Seite aufzuschlagen und weiterzuschmökern! Eine erstaunliche Liebeserklärung an die Welt, in der wir leben.

Straßen der Erinnerung

Reisen durch das vergessene Amerika

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Author: Bill Bryson

Publisher: Goldmann Verlag

ISBN: 364109061X

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Bill Brysons amüsante Reise in das Herz Amerikas. Mit Mitte zwanzig kehrt Bill Bryson dem verschlafenen Mittleren Westen Amerikas den Rücken, um Jahre später voll Heimweh zurückzukehren. In einem alten Chevrolet macht er sich auf die 14.000 Meilen lange Fahrt durch das Amerika seiner Jugend. Und mit liebevoller Ironie beschreibt er die Stationen seiner Reise, erzählt von Begegnungen mit schrulligen Einwohnern und von Orten, die er kurzerhand in Coma oder Dead Squaw umbenennt. Dabei zelebriert er, pendelnd zwischen Witz und Wehmut, auch einmal mehr den amerikanischen Traum von Freiheit und Abenteuer. • Vom Autor der Bestseller „Eine kurze Geschichte von fast allem“ und „Picknick mit Bären“.

Hiking Colorado's Geology

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Author: Ralph Lee Hopkins,Lindy Birkel Hopkins

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898867084

Category: Travel

Page: 239

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Explore the traces of the rise and fall of Colorado's mountains, volcanic eruptions, shifting seas, wind-blown deserts, and dinosaur haunts. This new destination guide offers understanding of the many unique and spectacular geologic formations of Colorado. 8-page color photo insert. 80 b&w photos. 14 maps.

Prehistoric Journeys

Dreams, Nightmares & Survival of an American Family

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Author: April Rhodes - James

Publisher: Xlibris Corporation

ISBN: 1469168154

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 391

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Dinosaurs, indelible real life characters and a dramatic plunge down a judicial rabbit hole that occurs more often than imaginable. The book has been described as "soul searching," "a roller coaster ride" and "movie material" (it has, in fact, now been adapted as a script). It charts the unique journey of a small family, the unconditional support of community, both local and national, and lessons learned as the result of amazing entrepreneurial experiences. All in all, it tells a compelling true story of survival despite curious challenges. This book is a "Thank You" and a message of possibility to anyone who promotes inspiration through honest intent.