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Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology
     

Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology

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by Terri Cook, Lon Abbott
 

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* Part of the popular Hiking Geology series

* Appendices cover additional geologic information for the non-geologist

* Everything needed to plan the trip, including information about permits, lodging and camping, mule rides, and recommended day trips

Etched on the Grand Canyon's steep walls are stories of how this majestic landscape came to be: volcanic

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* Part of the popular Hiking Geology series

* Appendices cover additional geologic information for the non-geologist

* Everything needed to plan the trip, including information about permits, lodging and camping, mule rides, and recommended day trips

Etched on the Grand Canyon's steep walls are stories of how this majestic landscape came to be: volcanic islands, stark deserts, and tranquil seas come and gone, and histories of plants and animals that have made this place their home. You'll see this story up close on the trail with the help of Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology. In eighteen excursions, there's something for everyone-from the most popular rim-to-river trails (Havasu Canyon Trail) to gentle, half-day rim walks (Red Butte Trail) to rugged and remote multi-day backpack trips (Lava Falls Route).

Geologists Lon Abbott and Teri Cook both teach at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona, where they lead hiking trips to study geology in the field.

Editorial Reviews

Arizona Daily Sun
It serves as a definitive guide for people who want to learn the language and dialogue of geology…[The books in the Hiking Geology series] do a good job of breaking down the process and nature of geology, and have enough photographs and illustrations to educate the greenest of geology neophytes.
Salt Lake City (UT) Desert News
An excellent resource for curious hikers as they descend into the canyon's depths…Anyone who loves the Grand Canyon will like this book.
Southwest BookViews
Abbott and Cook give us a comprehensive understanding of the geology [of Grand Canyon National Park].
Los Angeles Times
The fun part comes when the authors turn pretty scenery into tales of ancient world cataclysm, inland tropical seas and middle-earth rumblings.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780898868951
Publisher:
Mountaineers Books, The
Publication date:
01/15/2004
Series:
Hiking Geology Series
Pages:
304
Sales rank:
536,556
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

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