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Windows into the earth : the geologic story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton national parks

Author: Robert Baer Smith; Lee J Siegel
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2000.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is the story of the events that shaped the landscape of the Yellowstone Plateau and the Rockies. Offering a window into the dynamic processes within the earth's interior, it begins from events  Read more...

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Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Robert Baer Smith; Lee J Siegel
ISBN: 0195105974 9780195105971 0195105966 9780195105964
OCLC Number: 702186014
Description: xii, 242 pages : illustrations, map (some color) ; 26 cm
Contents: Preface ; 1. A Land of Scenery and Violence ; 2. In the Wake of the Yellowstone Hotspot ; 3. Cataclysm! The Hotspot Reaches Yellowstone ; 4. How Yellowstone Works ; 5. The Broken Earth: Why the Tetons are Grand ; 6. Ice Over Fire: Glaciers Carve the Landscape ; 7. Future Disasters ; 8. Grand Teton Tour ; 9. Yellowstone Tour ; References
Responsibility: Robert B. Smith and Lee J. Siegel.

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"Geologist Smith and science writer Siegel team up to tell the exciting story of how Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks came to be."--Bob Decker, former director of the U.S. Geological Read more...

 
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