Standing before any of southern Utah?s enigmatic landforms, it?s clear there?s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce?s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites, some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock?s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more.
Sites visited in this book: Snow Canyon State Park, St. George Dinosaur Discovery Site/Johnson Farm, Parowan Gap, Frisco / Horn Silver Mine, Sevier Lake, Quail Creek State Park, Hurricane Fault, Zion National Park, The Springdale Landslide, Coral Pink Sand Dunes State Park, Fremont Indian State Park, Fish Lake Valley, Red Canyon / Sevier Fault, Bryce Canyon National Park, Temple Mountain, The San Rafael Reef & Swell, Capitol Reef National Park, Goosenecks State Park, Valley of the Gods, Natural Bridges National Monument, Newspaper Rock, Canyonlands National Park / Upheaval Dome, Arches National Park, Copper Ridge Dinosaur Tracks, The La Sal Mountains.
Twenty-five years after writing the groundbreaking Roadside Geology of Northern California, David Alt and Donald W. Hyndman have written an entirely new book--with expanded coverage, new photos and maps, and the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Geologic road guides include tours of Lake Tahoe, Yosemite National Park, Lassen Volcanic National Park, Lava Beds National Monument, Kings Canyon National Park, Point Reyes National Seashore, and the San Francisco Bay area. Learn about earthquake prediction, gold mining, pillow basalts, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide.
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