Pages of Stone: Geology of the Grand Canyon and Plateau Country National Parks and Monuments

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The Mountaineers Books, 2004 - Science - 173 pages
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From the sheer-walled magnificence of Zion to thebreathtaking intricacy of Bryce Canyon's sculpturedturrets; from the "Grand Staircase" of the VermilionCliffs, and Pink Cliffs in southern Utah to the volcaniclavas of Sunset Crater: two geologists describe the starattractions of 24 national parks and monuments. Newsidebars provide ......
  

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Contents

THE COLORADO PLATEAU
14
PLATEAU ARCHITECTURE
17
THE EARTHS INTERIOR
20
ROCKS AND MINERALS
23
GEOLOGIC DATING
26
MAPS AND FIGURES
28
OTHER READING
33
ARCHES NATIONAL PARK
36
GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK
98
GRAND STAIRCASEESCALANTE NATIONAL MONUMENT
110
HOVENWEEP AND CANYONS OF THE ANCIENTS NATIONAL MONUMENTS
116
MESA VERDE NATIONAL PARK
119
NATURAL BRIDGES NATIONAL MONUMENT
123
NAVAJO NATIONAL MONUMENT
127
PETRIFIED FOREST NATIONAL PARK
131
RAINBOW BRIDGE NATIONAL MONUMENT
136

BLACK CANYON OF THE GUNNISON NATIONAL PARK
46
BRYCE CANYON NATIONAL PARK AND CEDAR BREAKS NATIONAL MONUMENT
52
CANYON DE CHELLY NATIONAL MONUMENT
60
CANYON LANDS NATIONAL PARK
65
CAPITOL REEF NATIONAL PARK
74
CHACO CULTURE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK
81
COLORADO NATIONAL MONUMENT
84
DINOSAUR NATIONAL MONUMENT
89
EL MORRO NATIONAL MONUMENT
95
SUNSET CRATER NATIONAL MONUMENT
139
VERMILION CLIFFS NATIONAL MONUMENT
144
WALNUT CANYON NATIONAL MONUMENT
147
WUPATKI NATIONAL MONUMENT
151
ZION NATIONAL PARK
155
GLOSSARY
164
INDEX
169
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Geologist Halka Chronic is the author of the Utah, Colorado, Arizona, and New Mexico books Geologist Lucy Chronic has interpreted for several agencies, including the National Park Service

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