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

By Albert Dickas

Rocks racing throughout a lakebed in loss of life Valley. completely preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into historical floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift within the Idaho wasteland. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? in addition to starting up a large quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself look facet by means of aspect, for the 1st time, in one book.
Examining intimately at the very least one awesome web site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas sincerely explains the geologic forces at the back of each one one’s starting place in a hundred and one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms comparable to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but in addition locales which are usually ignored but have attention-grabbing tales. think of the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it really is not anything greater than a mild upward thrust in a farm box. but this refined slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that compelled the effective Mississippi to stream upstream. Or Lousiana’s unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which truly caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color photos 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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