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Tertiary history of the Grand Cañon District

Author: Clarence E Dutton
Publisher: Tucson : University of Arizona Press, ©2001.
Edition/Format:   Book : State or province government publication : English : 1st University of Arizona Press edView all editions and formats
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The classic geological study of the Grand Canyon, commissioned by the fledgling U.S. Geological Survey, is admired today as much for its literary qualities as for its scientific value.
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Dutton, Clarence E. (Clarence Edward), 1841-1912.
Tertiary history of the Grand Cañon District.
Tucson : University of Arizona Press, c2001
(OCoLC)645910158
Material Type: Government publication, State or province government publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Clarence E Dutton
ISBN: 0816521816 9780816521814
OCLC Number: 47044919
Notes: Reprint of the 1882 ed. published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, which was issued as vol. 2 of its Monographs.
Includes index.
Description: xxv, 264 p. : ill. ; 29 cm.
Contents: General description of the topographic and geologic features of the Grand Canon District --
The Mesozoic terraces upon the northern border of the district --
A description of the Vermilion Cliffs and of the Valley of the Virgen --
The great denudation --
The Toroweap Valley and the middle portion of the Grand Canon --
The Uinkaret Plateau --
A journey from Kanab across the desert to the Kaibab Plateau and ato the brink of the chasm --
The scenery of the Grand Canon in the Kaibab division viewed from Point Sublime --
The amphitheaters of the Kaibab division --
Structural geology and evolution of the Kaibab Plateau --
The Paria Plateau and the Marble Canon platform --
Physical history and evolution of the Grand Canon District --
The excavation of the Grand Canon : corrasion and weathering --
The excavation of the Grand Canon : origin of the details of its erosion.
Responsibility: Clarence E. Dutton ; with an introduction by Wallace Stegner and a new foreword by Stephen J. Pyne.
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The classic geological study of the Grand Canyon, commissioned by the fledgling U.S. Geological Survey, is admired today as much for its literary qualities as for its scientific value.

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