North America's Natural Wonders: Canadian Rockies, California, The Southwest, Great Basin, Tetons-Yellowstone Country

1st Edition

Gary Prost

CRC Press
March 12, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 411 Pages - 444 Color Illustrations
ISBN 9780815387091 - CAT# K345127
Series: Geologic Tours of the World

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Written by a career geologist with decades of experience in the field, North America’s Natural Wonders provides everything the reader needs to understand the landscape. It guides readers through the most iconic, geologically significant scenery in North America, points out features of interest, explains what they are seeing, and describes how these features came to be.

Presented as classic excursions to some of the best-known natural wonders on the continent, Volume I focuses primarily on Western North America, including the Canadian Rockies, California, the Southwest, Great Basin, and Tetons-Yellowstone Country. The trips detailed in this volume include stops at quintessential features, such as the glaciers and mountains of Banff National Park, Yosemite, the vineyards of Napa Valley, the California goldfields, the Grand Canyon, numerous parks in Utah, the geysers and hot springs of Yellowstone National Park, as well as many others. It also features discussions of lesser-known but equally interesting geologic formations and important information on accessing these sites.


  • Addresses issues of interest, such as fossils, earthquakes, mineral sites, mining, and oil fields
  • Lavishly illustrated with numerous colorful maps and breathtaking geological landscapes and their various features

These five self-guided tours explain to the curious layman, student, and geologist what they are seeing when they look at a roadcut or a quarry and enhances the experience far beyond simple sightseeing.


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