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Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona

Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona

by Lon Abbot, Terri Cook


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From the plunging depths of the Grand Canyon to jagged volcanic peaks, from Sedona s vibrant red rocks to the tapered slot of Antelope Canyon, Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona introduces you to a land of contrasts. At twenty special sites in this timeless landscape, readers can see and sometimes touch evidence of an ancient supercontinent and colliding volcanic island arcs, mighty mountain ranges and tropical seas, thousand-foot sand dunes, a meteor with deep impact, swimming dilophosaurs, a spring that grows rock, and more.
The Geology Underfoot series encourages you to get out of your car for an up-close look at rocks and landforms. Books in the series inform, no matter how much geology you know. They re also simply a good read, on-site or in the comfort of your home.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878425280
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 05/28/2007
Series: Geology Underfoot Ser. , #6
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 568,987
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

Lon Abbott is a geology faculty member at the University of Colorado at Boulder whose recent research has focused on the cutting of the Grand Canyon and the formation of the Colorado Rockies. He received a bachelor s degree in geology and geophysics from the University of Utah and a PhD in earth science from the University of California, Santa Cruz.

Terri Cook is a freelance science writer and member of the National Association of Science Writers. She earned a master s degree in geology at the University of California at Santa Cruz. Lon and Terri are coauthors of Geology Underfoot in Northern Arizona (Mountain Press) and Hiking the Grand Canyon s Geology.

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