Geology of the American Southwest: A Journey through Two by W. Scott Baldridge

By W. Scott Baldridge

billion years of Earth background are represented within the rocks and panorama of the Southwest united states, developing ordinary wonders resembling the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and loss of life Valley. This zone is taken into account a geologist's 'dream', because its rocks offer a slice via a massive diversity of Earth background, and supply examples of a few of the geologic approaches shaping the Earth. consequently, the sector draws a great number of undergraduate box periods, and novice geologists. Geology of the yank Southwest, first released in 2004, presents a concise and available account of the geology of the quarter, and should turn out useful to scholars learning the following. it's going to additionally attract somebody attracted to geology and panorama, and is a priceless advisor for viewers to the nationwide Parks of the region.

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