Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series)

Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series)

by John Paul Gries
     
 
South Dakota fills the landscape with geologic diversity, from the glaciated rolling prairies in the east, across the Missouri River, and wes to the rugged Badlands Wall and granitic domes of the Black Hills. Written for the layperson and amply illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, this book describes and interprets the rocks and landforms visible along

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South Dakota fills the landscape with geologic diversity, from the glaciated rolling prairies in the east, across the Missouri River, and wes to the rugged Badlands Wall and granitic domes of the Black Hills. Written for the layperson and amply illustrated with photographs, maps, and diagrams, this book describes and interprets the rocks and landforms visible along the state's highways and the geology that lies hidden beneath prairie sod and in caves and mine shafts. Included are geologic tours of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore National Memorial, Badlands National Park, Wind Cave National Park, Jewel Cave National Monument, and many other points of interest.

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A layperson's geological road map describing rocks and landforms along South Dakota's highways, as well as the geology lying beneath in caves and mine shafts. Gries (geology, South Dakota School of Mines) keeps it simple but informative, traveling from the glaciated prairies, across the Missouri River, and into the rugged Badlands Wall, the Needles, and the Homestake gold mine in the the West. Stops along the way include geologic tours of the Black Hills, Mount Rushmore, Wind Cave National Park, and Jewel Cave National Monument. Includes maps and photographs. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780878423385
Publisher:
Mountain Press Publishing Company, Inc.
Publication date:
06/28/2000
Series:
Roadside Geology Series
Edition description:
REV
Pages:
358
Sales rank:
551,197
Product dimensions:
5.94(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.92(d)

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