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Ancient Landscapes

Part Number 1208
Ancient Landscapes
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The Colorado Plateau is one of the world's great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau's rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau highlights the plateau's magnificent present through unique views of its fascinating past. It is a groundbreaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you've never seen it before.

This landmark book features:
  • More than 70 state-of-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research
  • Detailed yet accessible text that covers the geology of the plateau in a way nongeologists can appreciate
  • More than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations
  • A detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region
  • Written by Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney with a foreward by William R. Dickinson
  • Published by Grand Canyon Association
  • 176 pages; paperback; 9" x 12" maps