Canyons

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Infobase Publishing, 2007 - Science - 206 pages
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Chronicles the origins, history, and structure of the world's most famous gorges, from North America's Grand Canyon to western Australia's Windjana Gorge. This book also discusses tectonic activity, undersea canyons, liquid rock, and pinpoints scientific studies and modern-day ecological challenges.
  

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Contents

Origin of the Landform
1
The Grand Canyon
13
The Columbia River Gorge
30
The Three Gorges of the Yangtze River
46
Peonera Canyon
65
Windjana Gorge
83
Monterey Canyon
98
Zion Canyon
113
Chaco Canyon
139
Canyon Diablo and Meteor Crater
154
Color Insert
171
Glossary
171
Books
190
Web Sites
191
Journals
193
Index
199

Fish River Canyon
125

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