Download e-book for kindle: 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 wilderness. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? along with starting up a great quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself look aspect through facet, for the 1st time, in one e-book.
Examining intimately not less than one outstanding web site for all fifty states, Albert Dickas truly explains the geologic forces at the back of every 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 additionally locales which are usually missed but have interesting tales. reflect on the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it's not anything greater than a moderate upward thrust in a farm box. but this refined slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that compelled the powerful 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 pictures and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell novice and pro geology buffs no matter if from an armchair or within the field.

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