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101 American Geo-Sites You've Gotta See by Albert Dickas

By Albert Dickas

Rocks racing throughout a lakebed in demise Valley. completely preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into old floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift within the Idaho wasteland. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? in addition to beginning a great quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself look aspect by way of part, for the 1st time, in one e-book.
Examining intimately not less than one outstanding website for all fifty states, Albert Dickas in actual fact explains the geologic forces at the back of every one one’s foundation in one zero one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but in addition locales which are frequently ignored but have interesting tales. think of the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it's not anything greater than a mild upward push in a farm box. but this sophisticated slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that pressured the effective Mississippi to circulation upstream. Or Lousiana’s unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which really caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color images and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell novice and professional geology buffs no matter if from an armchair or within the field.

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