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Geology of the Southwest : a journey through two billion years of plate-tectonic history

Author: W Scott Baldridge
Publisher: New York, NY : Cambridge University Press, ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The processes of geology form our landscape over immeasurable expanses of time, and nowhere is this more self-evident than in the spectacular scenery of the Southwest of the United States of America. Two billion years of Earth history are represented in the rocks and landscape of this region, creating natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon, Monument valley, the Black Canyon of the Gunnison, and Death Valley."  Read more...
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: W Scott Baldridge
ISBN: 0521816394 9780521816397 0521016665 9780521016667
OCLC Number: 52092114
Description: xiii, 280 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents: Growth of a continent --
Tantalizing time --
The international connection: breakup of a supercontinent --
Stability to orogeny: transformation of the Western Margin --
Pangea! Collision with Gondwana --
Deserts to dinosaurs --
Western orogeny --
The Modern Southwest.
Responsibility: W. Scott Baldridge.
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The Southwest USA is considered a geologist's 'dream', and attracts a large number of undergraduate field classes, and amateur geologists. This 2004 book provides a concise and accessible account of  Read more...

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'This well-written and well-illustrated book ... provides an accessible account of the evolution of the region from the Palaeoproterozoic onwards.' Progress in Physical Geography 'This is a very Read more...

 
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