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Ancient landscapes of the Colorado plateau

Author: Ronald C Blakey; Wayne Ranney
Publisher: Grand Canyon, AZ : Grand Canyon Association, 2008.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"For fifteen years, Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University has meticulously created maps that show how numerous past landscapes gave rise to the region's stunning geologic formations. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau is the first book to showcase Blakey's work. His maps are accompanied by text by Wayne Ranney. Ranney takes readers on a fascinating tour of the many landscapes depicted in the maps."--BOOK  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Blakey, Ronald C., 1945-
Ancient landscapes of the Colorado plateau.
Grand Canyon, AZ : Grand Canyon Association, 2008
(OCoLC)754553583
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Ronald C Blakey; Wayne Ranney
ISBN: 9781934656037 1934656038
OCLC Number: 199456965
Description: xix, 156 pages : color illustrations, color maps ; 30 cm
Contents: Foundations of the Colorado plateau: early proterozoic, 1,750 million years ago --
Ancient sediments, unconformities, and rifting: middle and late proterozoic, 1,255 to 740 million years ago --
Ancient shallow seas: Cambrian to Mississippian, 525 to 318 million years ago --
Continental unrest and geologic cycles: Pennsylvania and Permian, 318 to 251 million years ago --
Desert rivers and great dunes: Triassic and Jurassic, 251 to 145 million years ago --
Mountains and continental seaways: cretaceous, 145 to 65 million years ago --
The modern landscape emerges: Cenozoic era, 65 million years ago to present --
Summary of historical geology: grand canyon and the grand staircase --
Where to see the rocks --
Appendix: Paleogeography, paleogeographic maps, and how they are made.
Responsibility: Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney.
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"For fifteen years, Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University has meticulously created maps that show how numerous past landscapes gave rise to the region's stunning geologic formations. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau is the first book to showcase Blakey's work. His maps are accompanied by text by Wayne Ranney. Ranney takes readers on a fascinating tour of the many landscapes depicted in the maps."--BOOK JACKET.

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