Canyonlands Country: Geology of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks / Edition 1

Canyonlands Country: Geology of Canyonlands and Arches National Parks / Edition 1

by Donald L. Baars
     
 

ISBN-10: 0874804329

ISBN-13: 9780874804324

Pub. Date: 11/28/1993

Publisher: University of Utah Press

An easy-to-read geological history of the amazing red rock landscapes in southeastern Utah.

Towering red buttes, plunging canyon walls, domes, pinnacles, spires, ten thousand strangely carved forms—what visitor hasn’t marveled at the land of rock in southeastern Utah that is Canyonlands Country?

Canyonlands Country offers a unique geological history

Overview

An easy-to-read geological history of the amazing red rock landscapes in southeastern Utah.

Towering red buttes, plunging canyon walls, domes, pinnacles, spires, ten thousand strangely carved forms—what visitor hasn’t marveled at the land of rock in southeastern Utah that is Canyonlands Country?

Canyonlands Country offers a unique geological history of this awesome landscape, in language understandable by the non-geologist. The story is as strange and fascinating as the land itself. Each exposed rock layer has a different geologic history: one is a stream deposit, another is an ancient field of dunes, another was deposited by shallow tropic seas. The Green and Colorado Rivers began carving canyons thirty million years ago, but to understand such relatively recent events Canyonlands Country takes us on a journey of two billion years.

Tours include Arches National Park, Island in the Sky, Needles District, The Maze and Elaterite Basin, Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyons, Meander Canyon, and Cataract Canyon.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780874804324
Publisher:
University of Utah Press
Publication date:
11/28/1993
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
138
Sales rank:
949,724
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range:
18 Years

Table of Contents

List of Maps
Preface

Part One: Geologic History
1. Canyonlands Country
2. The Colorado Plateau Province
3. It's About Time
4. In the Beginning
5. The Early Years
6. It Hits the Fan
7. Red Beds Inherit the Earth
8. Mesozoic Times
9. Orogenous Zones
10. Canyon Cutting

Part Two: Geological Tours
11. Arches National Park
12. Island in the Sky
13. The Needles District
14. The Maze and Elaterite Basin
15. The Labyrinth and Stillwater Canyon
16. Meander Canyon
17. Cataract Canyon

Suggested Reading
Glossary
Index
Geologic Time Scale

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