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ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF ARIZONA. by Halka Chronic.
Explanation of geologic and landscape history of AZ. Roadside Geology of Arizona made sense of the landscape out the car window from the rise of mountains to the spread of deserts." —Arizona Daily Star. The rise of mountains and the spread of deserts has marked the geologic history of Arizona. Landscapes that we see today are here because of landscapes of the past, and because of tremendous forces deep within the earth, forces that carry continents into collisions and then drag them apart again, forces of heat and pressure and the slow churning boil of the earth's interior. Landscape features result, too, from more comprehensible, more recent forces: the unending attack of water and wind and frost, the building of volcanoes, and the short-term geologic happenings like landslides and rockfalls, earthquakes and floods, and a gopher digging a hole. Illustrated, 335 pages.
Inventory = 3. ISBN
: 978-0-87842-147-3.Order #: MOPR0835 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF COLORADO. by Halka Chronic & Felicie Williams.
Nontechnical guide introduces the history of Colorado;s mountains, plateaus, and plains plus fossils, rocks, and time formations. Tours Black Canyon of the Gunnison, Rocky Mountain National Park, Dinosaur National Monument, Great Sand Dunes, Mesa Verde, and Florissant Fossil Beds. 412 pages, maps, drawings, charts, photos.
Inventory = 4.
ISBN: 0-87842-447-4. 2nd edition.Order #: MOPR9033 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF HAWAII. Richard Hazlett & Donald Hyndman.
"There is no question that Roadside Geology of Hawai'i is the best general geologic roadguide available in printed form and is a real bargain at $20." —Environmental & Engineering Geoscience. The book details the evolution of this volcanic island chain, from the origin of a hot spot and the tumultuous creation of each island to ongoing eruptions and the gradual death and erosion of old volcanoes. Residents and tourists alike will soon become experts on lava tubes and lava flows, ancient beaches and coral reefs, ephemeral black sand beaches and the occasional tsunami. Includes a chapter each on six easily accessible and populated islands: Hawai`i , Maui, Lana`i, Moloka`i, O`ahu, and Kaua`i. Each chapter begins with a general discussion of the rocks of that island, then proceeds with a series of road guides that provide the local details. 317 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-87842-344-6Order #: MOPR9034 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF MONTANA. David Alt & Donald Hyndman.
"Designed for reading at 55 mph on roads which have undergone some geological changes of their own, and liberally sprinkled with diagrams, maps and black-and-white photographs." —Missoulian. Montana's geologic history includes a long succession of disturbances that changed the rocks, then changed many of them again. Unraveling these events reveals a geologically quiet continent that got scrambled in a long and grinding collision with the Pacific crustal plate. Through detailed geologic maps and lively text, Roadside Geology of Montana deciphers the complicated rock record and uncovers each layer of Big Sky Country. Illustrated, 435 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842-202-1. Out of print.Order #: MOPR9041 paper$20.00.

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF MONTANA. David Alt & Donald Hyndman.
"Designed for reading at 55 mph on roads which have undergone some geological changes of their own, and liberally sprinkled with diagrams, maps and black-and-white photographs." —Missoulian. Montana's geologic history includes a long succession of disturbances that changed the rocks, then changed many of them again. Unraveling these events reveals a geologically quiet continent that got scrambled in a long and grinding collision with the Pacific crustal plate. Through detailed geologic maps and lively text, Roadside Geology of Montana deciphers the complicated rock record and uncovers each layer of Big Sky Country. Illustrated, 435 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842-202-1. Out of print.Order #: MOPR9041 paper$20.00.

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF NORTHERN and CENTRAL CALIFORNIA. by David D. Alt & Donald W. Hyndman.
Nontechnical guide to the latest interpretations of California's turbulent rocks. Geology as viewed along roads through Mother Lode, Lake Tahoe, Redwood country, Point Reyes, San Francisco Bay Area, Great Valley, Lassen, Lava Beds, Shasta, Lake Tahoe, Yosemite, Kings Canyon, Sierra Nevada. Learn about the past of the sites you see and how they came to be, about earthquake prediction, gold mining, pillow basalts, cinder cones, and more with this book as your guide. Illustrated with geologic cross-sections and photographs., 282 pages. Slight defect on cover.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842409-2. Order #: MOPR9043 paper$20.00.

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF PENNSYLVANIA. Van Diver.
Oceans appear and disappear, colliding continents crumple sedimentary layers into fold mountains. Ill, 352p.
Inventory = 1. ISBN: 0-87842-2. MOPR3811 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF TEXAS. by Darwin Spearing.
Rocks along roads--origin and occurrence of mineral resources and land features. The book explains in non-technical language how geologic processes shaped the landcsapes we see as we drive along Texas's primary highways." —Texas Highways. The geologic panorama of Texas is as wide as the state is big, sweeping from volcanic mesas and thrusting mountains in the west to the red canyons of the Panhandle, along tropical sand barriers of the Gulf Coast, and across central limestone plateaus to the hard granitic terrain of central Texas. Learn about the rocks as you come to them--what they are, when they formed, what they mean, and how they fit into the big picture of the geology of Texas. Illustrated, 432 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 978-0-87842-265-4.Order #: MOPR0837 paper$24.00

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF VIRGINIA. Keith Frye.
Diverse features: Natural Bridge, caverns, Paleozoic geologic structures and fossils, ancient beaches. With Roadside Geology [of Virginia] in your glove compartment, the dullest drive can be transformed into time travel." —Richmond News Leader. The geologic features seen in Virginia are as varied as any in the country. Indeed, in 1985 the highway east of Natural Bridge was identified as the most geologically interesting 24 kilometers of roadway in the southeastern United States and one of the four most interesting in the country. In addition to Natural Bridge, you can see caverns still developing their unique architecture, geologic structures developed at the end of the Paleozoic era, fossils of Paleozoic life, preserved beaches from late Precambrian shores, and more, all in a single stretch of highway. Illustrated, 256 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842-199-8. Order #: MOPR5615 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF WASHINGTON. David D. Alt & Donald W. Hyndman.
State's rock and landforms, directions on where to see and understand them. "Through the Roadside Geology of Washington...I've started to make sense of...the natural features of our state ...from the vast volcanic flows that formed the Columbia Plateau...to the 1980 eruption of Mount St. Helens." —Kristin Jackson, Seattle Times. The geology of Washington is a story of islands--micro-continents--coming in from the sea. Two hundred million years ago most of Washington consisted of two large islands, each one a scrap of continent, lying somewhere in the vastness of the Pacific Ocean. One after the other they docked onto the North American continent, each adding its distinctive bit to the complex geologic and geographic mosaic of western North America. Illustrated. 320 pages. Maps, photos, 294p.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842-160-2.Order #: MOPR2050 paper$20.00.

 

 

ROADSIDE GEOLOGY OF THE YELLOWSTONE COUNTRY. William J. Fritz.
"Highly recommended for anyone with even a passing interest in geology and in planning a trip to the park." —Wyoming Library Roundup.
The geologic story of the Yellowstone Country begins with rocks 2.7 billion years old that are mashed remnants of even older rocks, and continues with processes that shape the land surface today. Striking evidence lies along the park roads and highways leading to the north, south, east, and west entrances to Yellowstone Park. Illustrated, 160 pages.
Inventory = 1.
ISBN: 0-87842-170-X.Order #: MOPR9049 paper$12.00

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