Roadside Geology of Colorado

Author: Halka Chronic
ISBN: MINN:31951000693244A
Release Date: 1980-01
Genre: Geology

The year 1997 marked the twenty-fifth anniversary of the Roadside Geology Series. With nearly one million Roadside Geology books sold, Mountain Press strives to preserve the original intent of the series -- to provide scientific information in an engaging and accessible way for everyone interested in how the earth works.

Roadside Geology of Louisiana

Author: Darwin Spearing
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878425306
Release Date: 2007
Genre: Science

After Hurricane Katrina, the fanlike pile of sand, mud, and silt that formed near a breached levee was unique in the urban environment of New Orleans. Over the 7,500-year history of the modern Mississippi River delta, however, it was just another splay deposit. Author Darwin Spearing explains the geologic forces behind the formation of the delta, shedding light on the human struggle to control the powerful river that breaches its own levees and switches its own deltas. With sections on wetland loss and land subsidence, Roadside Geology of Louisiana is a must-read for understanding the vulnerability of the Mississippi River delta to floods and hurricanes. First published in 1995, Roadside Geology of Louisiana is back in print by popular demand, with several updated sections. The introduction presents an overview of Louisiana's geologic history, and 57 road guides discuss the landforms visible from a car window, including sand ridges, natural levees, oxbow lakes, and the Five Islands salt domes.

Roadside Geology of Utah

Author: Felicie Williams
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 0878426183
Release Date: 2014-04-15
Genre: Science

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.

Geothermal Energy

Author: United States. Dept. of Energy. Division of Geothermal Energy
ISBN: UIUC:30112026680063
Release Date: 1985
Genre: Geothermal engineering

Geology of U S Parklands

Author: Eugene P. Kiver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0471332186
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Genre: Science

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.

The Geology Companion

Author: Gary Prost
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781351648967
Release Date: 2017-12-12
Genre: Science

This practical guidebook provides a basic grounding in the principles of geology and explains how to apply them. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. They will be able to determine the geologic hazards in their neighborhood, where to look for fossils and minerals, or where best to drill a water well. In plain English, The Geology Companion sheds light on the processes that shape the earth and how geology affects people in their daily lives.

Roadside Geology of New Mexico

Author: Halka Chronic
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: 0878422099
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Science

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

Roadside Geology of Wyoming

Author: David R. Lageson
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company
ISBN: UOM:39015014894573
Release Date: 1988-01-01
Genre: Science

An introductory chapter briefly reviews Wyoming'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

Roadside Geology of Arizona

Author: Halka Chronic
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878421475
Release Date: 1983-01
Genre: Science

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

The Travel Book

ISBN: STANFORD:36105005159855
Release Date: 1993-01-01
Genre: Reference

...the authors give frequent evaluations of the books they cover, an invaluable guide to acquisition librarians...a read-through of this volume is rewarding ... --BOOKENDS The broad range of types of travel guides included is commendable...remains a viable choice as a source for selecting travel materials. --ARBA

Roadside Geology of Nebraska

Author: Harmon D. Maher
Publisher: Mountain Press
ISBN: 0878424571
Release Date: 2003
Genre: Science

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.