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ISBN:0938216686
Author: L. Greer Price
ISBN13: 978-0938216681
Title: An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology (Grand Canyon Association)
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Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn; 1st edition (May 10, 1999)
Pages: 64

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology (Grand Canyon Association) by L. Greer Price



Greer Price received his graduate degree in geology from Washington University in St. Louis. He worked for seven years as a professional geologist, and spent ten years with the National Park Service, most of it at Grand Canyon. His career has involved teaching, writing, and field work throughout much of North America. Series: Grand Canyon Association. For detailed geology there are more advanced books or you can visit the Grand Canyon Association web page. 18 people found this helpful.

This book is perfect for both the Grand Canyon visitor An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology offers a new approach to the geologic study of the Grand Canyon with an emphasis on basic geologic principles including plate tectonics, structural features and what they tell us, and the role of erosion in creating landscape. Dozens of photographs enhance and elucidate the text. This book is perfect for both the Grand Canyon visitor and the geology enthusiast.

For detailed geology there are more advanced books or you can visit the Grand Canyon Association web page. A concise and well-illustrated overview. Published by Thriftbooks. In addition to its beauty, the Grand Canyon offers a snapshot of earth's history in one place. This slim, concise, well-illustrated book is a great introduction to the formation and geological history of the Grand Canyon. It is short enough to read while you are at the canyon, or on the trip there. The writing is lucid, and no geology background is needed.

com Product Description (ISBN 0938216686, Paperback). An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology offers a new approach to the geologic study of the Grand Canyon with an emphasis on basic geologic principles including plate tectonics, structural features and what they tell us, and the role of erosion in creating landscape. Library descriptions.

The geology of the Grand Canyon area includes one of the most complete and studied sequences of rock on Earth. The nearly 40 major sedimentary rock layers exposed in the Grand Canyon and in the Grand Canyon National Park area range in age from about 200 million to nearly 2 billion years old. Most were deposited in warm, shallow seas and near ancient, long-gone sea shores in western North America.

Grand canyon and this volume. Vishnu Basement Rocks-Formation of the Continental Crust. The oldest chapter of Grand Canyon geology is recorded by. the basement rocks at the bottom of Grand Canyon. the Granite Gorge Metamorphic Suite, and the igneous rocks are. Introduction to Grand Canyon geology 5. called the Zoroaster Plutonic Complex. These rocks include the.

Grand Canyon owes its distinctive shape to the different rock layers in the canyon walls. Each responds to erosion in a different way: some form slopes, some form cliffs, some erode more quickly than others. The vivid colors of many of these layers are due mainly to small amounts of various minerals. Most contain iron, which imparts subtle shades of red, yellow, and green to the canyon walls. Climate plays an important role in the appearance of the canyon. The early history and evolution of the Colorado River (of which Grand Canyon is only a part) is the most complex aspect of Grand Canyon geology. We know that the erosion which has shaped the canyon has occurred only in the past five to six million years. This is only yesterday, considering the age of the rocks through which the river has carved. Grand Canyon continues to grow and change.

Published 1980 by Grand Canyon Natural History Association in [Grand Canyon, Ariz. Arizona, Grand Canyon. Bibliography: p. 41. Other Titles. Grand Canyon geology. G73 C64. The Physical Object.

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, AZ, p. 7, 1999. Ranney, . Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery, Grand Canyon Association, Grand Canyon, AZ, p. 11, 2005. (Ed., Dictionary of geological terms, 3rd e. Anchor Press/Doubleday, Garden City, NY, p. 22, 1984. Grand Canyon: Solving Earth’s Grandest Puzzle, PI Press, New York, 2005. Lucchitta, . History of the Grand Canyon and of the Colorado River in Arizona;.

Geology, like any science, has complicated concepts Grand Canyon, are Meso-Neoproterozoic sedimentary rocks of and a necessary vocabulary, but we try to present difficult con- the Grand Canyon Supergroup that were deposited between 1255 cepts in a context of familiar ones, and new words with enough and 700 Ma. (3) In the depths of Grand Canyon, the oldest rocks context to help in understanding the vocabulary

An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology offers a new approach to the geologic study of the Grand Canyon with an emphasis on basic geologic principles including plate tectonics, structural features and what they tell us, and the role of erosion in creating landscape. Dozens of photographs enhance and elucidate the text. This book is perfect for both the Grand Canyon visitor and the geology enthusiast.
Reviews: 7
Shakanos
This is perfect for the person with an interest and some knowledge of geology, to make visiting the Grand Canyon much more interesting. I'd suggest buying it before you go, and reading it so you'll be prepared to know what you're looking at and appreciate it more.
Zyangup
Not quite what I expected but it would be great for someone who's not a geologist. Too much geology 101 and not enough about the details of The Grand Canyon it's self, at least for my tastes.
Grillador
Introduces foreign visitors to a spectacular geological landform that expands their view of the U.S. beyond N.Y. & L.A.

Top quality, fast delivery, great price. It is amazing how convenient it is to buy such worthwhile books, and, unlike a library book, you can keep these purchases for future reference and make notes right in your books. And if you know a friend that has similar ideals/feelings, you can loan or give your copy away to them.
Nikobar
A great summary of the geology and history of the Grand Canyon. Will check out his other books.
Anayalore
excellent book
Qiahmagha
I am a Geologist and recently visited Grand Canyon National Park and hiked to Phantom Ranch. I did not buy this book as a field guide but as an educational tool. It is written in easy to understand format and parallels the educational level of PBS or the Discovery Channel. I suggest everyone who visits Grand Canyon NP add this book to their library. For detailed geology there are more advanced books or you can visit the Grand Canyon Association web page.
Levion
In addition to its beauty, the Grand Canyon offers a snapshot of earth's history in one place. This slim, concise, well-illustrated book is a great introduction to the formation and geological history of the Grand Canyon. It is short enough to read while you are at the canyon, or on the trip there. The writing is lucid, and no geology background is needed.
This book is not really that great. It is small and incomplete, the wrong size for taking into the field, and it doesn't hold up well(spine breaks and pages fall out). You are MUCH better off using an Audubon or Peterson guide. Save your money.