By Albert Dickas

Rocks racing throughout a lakebed in loss of life Valley. completely preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into old floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift within the Idaho barren region. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? along with starting up a large quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself seem facet by means of part, for the 1st time, in one book.
Examining intimately no less than one outstanding website for all fifty states, Albert Dickas truly explains the geologic forces at the back of every one one’s foundation in a hundred and one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms comparable to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but additionally locales which are usually neglected but have attention-grabbing tales. examine the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it really is not anything greater than a moderate upward push in a farm box. but this sophisticated slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that compelled the potent Mississippi to circulate upstream. Or Lousiana’s unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which truly caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color pictures and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell novice and professional geology buffs even if from an armchair or within the field.

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