Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series)

Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series)

by John Paul Gries, Gries


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Roadside Geology of South Dakota (Roadside Geology Series) by John Paul Gries, Gries

South Dakota fills the landscape with geologic diversity, from the glaciated rolling prairies in the east, across the Missouri River, and west 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780878423385
Publisher: Mountain Press
Publication date: 06/28/2000
Series: Roadside Geology Series
Edition description: REV
Pages: 358
Sales rank: 555,171
Product dimensions: 5.94(w) x 8.91(h) x 0.92(d)

About the Author

John Paul Gries began teaching geology at South Dakota School of Mines in 1936 and continued his work as a professor emeritus and consulting geologist until his death in 2003. He wrote ninety-two publications and technical reports and was honored for his extensive studies in groundwater.

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