By Albert Dickas

ISBN-10: 087842587X

ISBN-13: 9780878425877

Rocks racing throughout a lakebed in demise Valley. completely preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into historical floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift within the Idaho barren region. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? in addition to beginning a large quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself look facet by means of part, for the 1st time, in one booklet.
Examining intimately at the very least one striking web site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas basically explains the geologic forces at the back of every one one’s starting place in one hundred and one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms reminiscent of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but additionally locales which are usually missed but have interesting tales. think about the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it's not anything greater than a mild upward push in a farm box. but this refined slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that compelled the potent Mississippi to stream upstream. Or Lousiana’s unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which truly caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color images and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell novice and pro geology buffs even if from an armchair or within the field.

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