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Grand Canyon Geology

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ISBN-10: 0195122992

ISBN-13: 9780195122992

Edition: 2nd 2002 (Revised)

Authors: Stanley S. Beus, Michael Morales

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Two new chapters will be added to the Second Edition of this successful text, one on debris flow in the Canyon and the other on impact of water flow releases from the Glen Canyon Dam. The rest of the chapters will be updated where necessary and photographs will be replaced or re-screened for better resolution.
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Book details

Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 11/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 448
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.628
Language: English

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