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Geological Evolution of the Colorado Plateau of Eastern Utah and Western Colorado

ISBN-10: 1607810042
ISBN-13: 9781607810049
Edition: 2010
Authors: Robert Fillmore
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Description: Robert Fillmorers"s clear, easy-to-read text documents spectacular features of the eastern Colorado Plateau, one of the most interesting and scenic geologic regions in the world. The area covered in detail stretches from the Book Cliffs to the deep  More...

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Book details

List price: $29.95
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: University of Utah Press
Publication date: 3/15/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 524
Size: 7.25" wide x 10.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.662

Robert Fillmorers"s clear, easy-to-read text documents spectacular features of the eastern Colorado Plateau, one of the most interesting and scenic geologic regions in the world. The area covered in detail stretches from the Book Cliffs to the deep canyons of the San Juan River area. The events that shaped this vast region are clearly described and include the most recent interpretations of ongoing geologic forces. The book also includes mile-by-mile road logs with explanations of the various features for most of the scenic roads in the region, including Arches National Park, Canyonlands National Park, and the Natural Bridges area.

List of Figures
Preface
An Introduction to the Science of Geology
The Pennsylvanian Period: The Rise of the Ancestral Rocky Mountains
The Permian Period: Rivers, Ergs, and Shorelines
The Mesozoic Era: Rivers, Dunes, Red Rocks, and Dinosaurs
The Triassic Period: Tidal Flats and Forests
The Jurassic Period: Sand and More Sand
The Cretaceous Period: The Sea Appears
The Tertiary Period: The Rise of the Colorado Plateau
The Quaternary Period: Canyon Cutting, Mammoths, and the Appearance of Humans
Road Logs
Arches National Park
From the Junction of Utah Highway 191 and Route 313 to Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park
Utah Route 279 along the Colorado River to Potash
Utah Highway 128 from Moab to Cisco via Dewey Bridge
La Sal Mountain Loop Road from Castle Valley (Utah Highway 128) to the Junction with U.S. Highway 191
Utah Route 211 to the Needles District, Canyonlands National Park
West on Utah Highway 95 across Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, and White Canyon to Lake Powell
Utah Route 275 to Natural Bridges National Monument
Bluff to Mexican Hat via Utah Highways 191 and 163
References
Index

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