Grand Canyon Geology

ISBN-10: 0195050150

ISBN-13: 9780195050158

Edition: 1990

List price: $47.95
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Here is a completely new version of the leading book on the geology of the Grand Canyon. Co-published with the Museum of Northern Arizona Press, the book incorporates the most recent discoveries and interpretations of the origin and history of the canyon. It offers a splendid, colorful survey of one of nature's most magnificent creations, while serving as a unique introduction to the methods and discoveries of geological science. The contributing authors are acknowledged experts in the fields of stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, geomorphology, volcanism, and seismology. Their discussions of individual rock formations offer new information on the geographic distribution of outcrops in the canyon, their lithology and stratigraphy, paleontology, age and correlation with other rock units worldwide, and depositional history. A new chapter explores the hydrology and geomorphology of the Colorado River. Fully illustrated with photographs and line drawings, this book will attract the attention of geologists and geology students, as well as general readers interested in acquiring an understanding of the geological history of this great natural wonder.
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List price: $47.95
Copyright year: 1990
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 10/4/1990
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 582
Size: 6.00" wide x 8.80" long x 1.40" tall
Weight: 2.090

EDWIN H. COLBERT is Honorary Curator of Vertebrate Paleontology at the Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff. In addition, he is Curator Emeritus for the American Museum of Natural History in New York and Professor Emeritus at Columbia University in New York. MICHAEL MORALES is Curator of Geology at The Museum of Northern Arizona in Flagstaff, Arizona. ELI C. MINKOFF is Professor of Biology and Chair of the Department of Biology at Bates College in Lewiston, Maine.

Introducing the Grand Canyon
Paleoproterozoic Rocks of the Granite Gorges
Grand Canyon Supergroup: Unkar Group
Grand Canyon Supergroup: Nankoweap Formation, Chuar Group, and Sixtymile Formation
Geologic Structure of the Grand Canyon Supergroup
Tonto Group
Temple Butte Formation
Redwall Limestone and Surprise Canyon Formation
Supai Group and Hermit Formation
Coconino Sandstone
Toroweap Formation
Kaibab Formation
Mesozoic and Cenozoic Strata of the Colorado Plateau Near the Grand Canyon
Post-Precambrian Tectonism in the Grand Canyon Region
History of the Grand Canyon and of the Colorado River in Arizona
Hydraulics and Geomorphology of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
Late Cenozoic Lava Dams in the Western grand Canyon
Earthquakes and Seismicity of the Grand Canyon Region
Holocene Terraces, Sand Dunes, and Debris Fans along the
Debris Flows and the Colorado River
Side Canyons of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
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