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Geological evolution of the Colorado Plateau of eastern Utah and western Colorado, including the San Juan River, Natural Bridges, Canyonlands, Arches, and the Book Cliffs

Author: Robert Fillmore
Publisher: Salt Lake City : University of Utah Press, ©2010.
Edition/Format:   Print book : State or province government publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Documents the most recent interpretations of the spectacular geologic features in the eastern half of the Colorado Plateau. More than 200 illustrations complement the step-by-step explanations of the more than 300-million-year evolution of this convoluted landscape. Fillmore covers in detail the region stretching from the high plateaus of the Book Cliffs in the north to the spectacularly deep canyons of the San Juan  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Fillmore
ISBN: 9781607810049 1607810042
OCLC Number: 495779778
Description: xv, 495 pages : illustrations, maps ; 26 cm
Contents: An introduction to the science of geography --
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. A. Arches National Park ; B. From the junction of Utah Highway 191 and Route 313 to Island in the Sky, Canyonlands National Park ; C. Utah Route 279 along the Colorado River to Potash ; D. Utah Highway 128 from Moab to Cisco via Dewey Bridge ; E. LaSal Mountain Loop Road from Castle Valley (Utah Highway 128) to the junction with U.S. Highway 191 ; F. Utah Route 211 to the Needles District, Canyonlands National Park 408 ; G. West on Utah Highway 95 across Comb Ridge, Cedar Mesa, and White Canyon to Lake Powell ; H. Utah Route 275 to Natural Bridges National Monument ; I. Bluff to Mexican Hat via Utah Highways 191 and 163.
Responsibility: Robert Fillmore.

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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  Read more...

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