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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 wasteland. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? along with beginning a great quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself seem aspect via part, for the 1st time, in one ebook.
Examining intimately a minimum of one extraordinary website for all fifty states, Albert Dickas sincerely explains the geologic forces at the back of each one one’s beginning in one zero one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms similar to Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but additionally locales which are usually missed but have attention-grabbing tales. reflect on the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it's 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 amazing Mississippi to move upstream. Or Lousiana’s unassuming, low-lying Avery Island, which really caps an 8.5-mile-high column of salt. Amply illustrated with full-color photos and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell novice and pro geology buffs no matter if from an armchair or within the field.

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