Roadside Geology of Utah

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Author: Felicie Williams,Lucy Chronic,Halka Chronic

Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780878426188

Category: Science

Page: 370

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Arches National Park. Bryce Canyon. Zion. When one thinks of Utah, it's 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 fresh prose and more than 300 color photos, maps, and figures to boot, you too will become expert at reading Utah's rocks.

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

Geology of U.S. Parklands

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Author: Eugene P. Kiver,David V. Harris

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780471332183

Category: Science

Page: 902

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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.

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

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Geology of the Grand Canyon and Plateau Country National Parks and Monuments

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Author: Halka Chronic,Lucy M. Chronic

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898866803

Category: Science

Page: 173

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Non-technical guide through 24 national parks and monuments in the West written by two geologists.

Hiking the Southwest's Geology

Four Corners Region

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Author: Ralph Hopkins

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 1594851697

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 272

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Hiking the Southwest's Geology: Four Corners Region takes curious hikers on a journey through time that explores the Colorado Plateau -- an immense land of canyons, mesas, and isolated mountain ranges in the American Southwest. Divided into representative geologic provinces/areas, author Ralph Hopkins specifies distinct geologic or scenic features and provides information about what makes each province unique. He describes each hike from the perspective of the geologic evolution of the landscape while exploring basic geologic concepts and providing a framework for understanding the major forces that have shaped the land. Hopkins' stunning color photography brings the Four Corners Region to life in dazzling detail.

A Collector's Guide to Rock, Mineral, & Fossil Localities of Utah

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Author: James R. Wilson

Publisher: Utah Geological Survey

ISBN: 1557913366

Category: Fossils

Page: 148

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With the tremendous growth of population in this and neighboring states, there are more collectors than ever before and with the rapidly escalating prices for mineral and fossil specimens in the retail market, there is a great demand for displayable material. It has become necessary for professional geologists, hobby collectors, and commercial collectors to recognize each others existence and to try to work together within a framework of regulation, courtesy, and common sense so that material of scientific value is not lost and undue restrictions are not placed upon collecting. There is a continuing need for collectors and professionals to work together with resource managers and legislators to develop workable laws and rules affecting the collecting of minerals and fossils. This publication contains details information about collecting areas, divided by county to make for ease of use. Each collecting area contains information about the minerals, rocks, or fossils present, map recommendations, and other helpful tips on getting to the sites.

Scenic Driving Utah

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Author: Christy Karras

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0762769467

Category: Travel

Page: 288

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Discover Utah with over 25 recommended drives. Scenic Driving Utah provides indispensable information, including directions and a map for each itinerary, in-depth descriptions of attractions and points of interest, travel tips, and more. In addition to the text being fully revised and updated, the 3rd edition features a new cover treatment.

Im Canyon

Fünf Tage und Nächte bis zur schwierigsten Entscheidung meines Lebens

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Author: Aron Ralston

Publisher: Ullstein eBooks

ISBN: 3843714584

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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Es sollte eine normale Bergtour werden, doch plötzlich fand sich Aron Ralston in der Falle: eingeklemmt zwischen einem 500 Kilo schweren Felsbrocken und einer Canyonwand. Ohne Hoffnung auf Rettung, weil niemand wusste, wo er war ... Nach fünf Tagen und Nächten voller Angst und Verzweiflung griff der 28-Jährige zu einer drastischen Maßnahme: Mit einem Taschenmesser amputierte er seinen eigenen Arm und rettete so sein Leben. Woher er die Kraft zum Durchhalten und den Mut für die unvorstellbare Befreiungstat genommen hat, davon erzählt Ralston in seinem packenden Bericht.

Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah

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

Publisher: Mountain Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 286

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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 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

Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier

Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums

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Author: Lisa Randall

Publisher: S. Fischer Verlag

ISBN: 3104030251

Category: Science

Page: 464

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Die Natur der Dunklen Materie gehört zu den spannendsten Fragen der Kosmologie. Die Bestseller-Autorin und Harvard-Professorin Lisa Randall nimmt uns in ihrem neuen Buch ›Dunkle Materie und Dinosaurier. Die erstaunlichen Zusammenhänge des Universums‹ mit auf eine Reise in die Welt der Physik und hilft uns zu verstehen, welche Rolle die Dunkle Materie bei der Entstehung unserer Galaxie, unseres Sonnensystems und sogar des Lebens selbst gespielt hat. Eindrucksvoll zeigt sie, wie die Wissenschaft neue Konzepte und Erklärungen für dieses weithin unbekannte Phänomen entwickelt und verwebt geschickt die Geschichte des Kosmos mit unserer eigenen. Ein Buch, das ein völlig neues Licht auf die tiefen Verbindungen wirft, die unsere Welt so maßgeblich mitgeprägt haben, und uns die außerordentliche Schönheit zeigt, die selbst den alltäglichsten Dingen innewohnt.

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.

Erde im Aufruhr

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Author: Immanuel Velikovsky

Publisher: Julia White Publishing

ISBN: 3934402801

Category:

Page: 314

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Kosmos

Entwurf einer physischen Weltbeschreibung

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Author: Alexander von Humboldt

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Astronomy

Page: N.A

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Der Skelett-Mann

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Author: Tony Hillerman

Publisher: Edel:Books

ISBN: 3955304531

Category: Fiction

Page: 286

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Ein raffinierter und spannender Kriminalroman vom vielfach preisgekrönten Autor Tony Hillerman – und ein faszinierender Blick in die fremdartige, von der modernen Zivilisation bedrohte indianische Kultur. In Zuni, New Mexico, wird ein Diamantenhändler überfallen und umgebracht. Als Verdächtiger gilt der junge Hopi Tuve, der versucht hatte, bei ihm einen wertvollen Diamanten zu verpfänden. Lieutenant Chee glaubt jedoch an Tuves Unschuld und stößt bei seinen Ermittlungen auf einen alten Fall: Vor fünfzig Jahren stürzte über dem Grand Canyon ein Flugzeug mit einem Mann ab, der eine Tasche voller Diamanten bei sich trug ... „Hillerman übertrifft sich selbst!“ (Booklist)