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By Albert Dickas

Rocks racing throughout a lakebed in demise Valley. completely preserved 36-million-year-old tsetse flies in Colorado. Dinosaur trackways cemented into historical floodplains in Connecticut. A gaping rift within the Idaho desolate tract. What do those enigmatic geologic phenomena have in universal? in addition to beginning a great quantity of head-scratching through the years, those websites of geologic ask yourself seem part by way of aspect, for the 1st time, in one booklet.
Examining intimately a minimum of one impressive website for all fifty states, Albert Dickas essentially explains the geologic forces in the back of each one one’s starting place in one hundred and one Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See. Dickas discusses not just iconic landforms reminiscent of Devil’s Tower in Wyoming but in addition locales which are frequently neglected but have interesting tales. examine the Reelfoot scarp in Tennessee: to the informal observer it's not anything greater than a mild upward push in a farm box. but this refined slope represents a rift shaped in the course of an 1812 earthquake that pressured the potent 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 images and illustrations and written in transparent but playful prose, 101 Geologic websites You’ve Gotta See will entertain and tell beginner and pro geology buffs no matter if from an armchair or within the field.

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