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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:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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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 p. : col. ill., col. 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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