Roadside Geology of New Mexico

Filename: roadside-geology-of-new-mexico.pdf
ISBN: 0878422099
Release Date: 1987
Number of pages: 255
Author: Halka Chronic
Publisher: Mountain Press Publishing Company

Download and read online Roadside Geology of New Mexico in PDF and EPUB The Land of Enchantment, New Mexico is as varied in its scenery as its nickname suggests. With desert lowlands in the south and high, hoary peaks in the north, with rugged volcanic uplands and colorful plateaus, with high plains along its eastern border


Geology of U S Parklands

Filename: geology-of-u-s-parklands.pdf
ISBN: 0471332186
Release Date: 1999-06-15
Number of pages: 902
Author: Eugene P. Kiver
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

Download and read online Geology of U S Parklands in PDF and EPUB A fascinating and accessible introduction to the principles of physical and historical geology. For the millions who visit them each year, U.S. national parklands offer a glittering spectacle of natural wonders. But beyond the spectacular scenery, these national treasures have a much bigger, more awe–inspiring tale to tell––a sprawling story of upheaval and transformation, involving forces and time–spans almost beyond imagining. The purpose of this book is to provide you with the knowledge you need to read and interpret that story, and to make visits to the parklands even more special. Requiring no prior familiarity with the geological sciences, this region–by–region exploration of the U.S. parklands teaches the principles of physical and historical geology by example. It begins with a general introduction to all important concepts, terms, and principles. In the chapters that follow, the authors take you on a tour through the geological regions of the United States. Beginning with Hawaii and the Pacific borderlands and moving progressively eastward to the Appalachian Mountains and the coastal plains of the East Coast, they provide you with a geologist′s–eye view of the landforms, mountains, and bodies of water encountered in over 70 national parks and monuments, and tell the fascinating story of their evolution. Lavishly illustrated with nearly 300 stunning photographs and maps and featuring greatly expanded coverage of the geological story, history, and culture of U.S. parks and monuments, this new edition of Dr. David Harris′s classic text is an ideal introduction to the principles of geology for students and nature enthusiasts alike.


Pages of Stone 2nd Edition

Filename: pages-of-stone-2nd-edition.pdf
ISBN: 9781594853180
Release Date: 2004-03-01
Number of pages: 176
Author: Lucy Chronic
Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

Download and read online Pages of Stone 2nd Edition in PDF and EPUB * Expanded to include Grand Staircase/Escalante, Vermilion Cliffs, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, and Hovenweep National Monuments * Color photo insert * Many sights accessible by car From the sheer-walled magnificence of Zion to the breathtaking intricacy of Bryce Canyon's sculptured turrets; from the "Grand Staircase" of the Vermilion Cliffs, and Pink Cliffs in southern Utah to the volcanic lavas of Sunset Crater: two geologists describe the star attractions of 24 national parks and monuments. New sidebars provide closer looks at specific details such as the large numbers of dinosaur footprints in and around Arches National Park and geology's profound effect on ancient Pueblo peoples and how they lived. Geologist Halka Chronic is the author of several books on geology. Geologist Lucy Chronic has served as a park interpreter at Bandelier National Monument in Los Alamos, New Mexico. Grand Staircase, Escalante, Vermilion Cliffs, Canyons of the Ancients, Dinosaur, Hovenweep National Monuments, Zion, Bryce Canyon, Grand Staircase of the Vermilion Cliffs, Pink Cliffs in southern Utah, volcanic lavas of Sunset Crater, geologists, dinosaur footprints in and around Arches National Park


Falcon Pocket Guide Rocks Gems and Minerals of the Southwest

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ISBN: 9781493011483
Release Date: 2014-01-14
Number of pages: 160
Author: Garret Romaine
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

Download and read online Falcon Pocket Guide Rocks Gems and Minerals of the Southwest in PDF and EPUB Rocks, Gems, and Minerals of the Southwest is a field guide to more than 100 of the most common and sought-after rocks, gems, and minerals hidden throughout the Southwest. Conveniently sized to fit in your pocket and featuring full-color, detailed photographs, this informative guide makes it easy to identify rocks in your backyard and beyond. Also included is an introduction that covers fundamental geology information and interesting facts. This is the essential source when you're out in the field, both informative and beautiful to peruse.


Hiking North America s Great Western Volcanoes

Filename: hiking-north-america-s-great-western-volcanoes.pdf
ISBN: 9780865344327
Release Date: 2004
Number of pages: 224
Author: Tom Prisciantelli
Publisher: Sunstone Press

Download and read online Hiking North America s Great Western Volcanoes in PDF and EPUB Here is an excellent opportunity to learn about the volcanic events and landforms of the American West while hiking ten trails through its most scenic mountains. Hikes in New Mexico, Arizona, Wyoming, California, Oregon and Washington reveal the fury of past events and demonstrate the power of volcanic activity today. In this book and on the trails, geology and archaeology intersect to tell a tale of landforms rising from the earth and the ancient people's struggle to persist and adapt. Geologists have died studying volcanic eruptions. Native Americans wrote gods into their history while watching fire burst from the ground. Hiking these mountains turns exercise into awe and respect for the energy still building under these massive ranges. The author explores the most interesting landforms, with some trails to summit craters and others through the innards of decapitated volcanoes still standing as high mountains. For more than thirty years Tom Prisciantelli has driven the roads and hiked the trails of the American West. In his first book, "Spirit of the American Southwest," he explored along hiking trails the geology of the Southwest and the arrival of the Native American's ancestors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. His research for this book took him along that path. The author and his wife live in a solar-powered adobe home in northern New Mexico, in full view and respect for one of the volcanoes about which this book was written.




Proceedings

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How to Read the American West

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ISBN: 9780295805375
Release Date: 2014-06-05
Number of pages: 440
Author: William Wyckoff
Publisher: University of Washington Press

Download and read online How to Read the American West in PDF and EPUB From deserts to ghost towns, from national forests to California bungalows, many of the features of the western American landscape are well known to residents and travelers alike. But in How to Read the American West, William Wyckoff introduces readers anew to these familiar landscapes. A geographer and an accomplished photographer, Wyckoff offers a fresh perspective on the natural and human history of the American West and encourages readers to discover that history has shaped the places where people live, work, and visit. This innovative field guide includes stories, photographs, maps, and diagrams on a hundred landscape features across the American West. Features are grouped according to type, such as natural landscapes, farms and ranches, places of special cultural identity, and cities and suburbs. Unlike the geographic organization of a traditional guidebook, Wyckoff's field guide draws attention to the connections and the differences between and among places. Emphasizing features that recur from one part of the region to another, the guide takes readers on an exploration of the eleven western states with trips into their natural and cultural character. How to Read the American West is an ideal traveling companion on the main roads and byways in the West, providing unexpected insights into the landscapes you see out your car window. It is also a wonderful source for armchair travelers and people who live in the West who want to learn more about the modern West, how it came to be, and how it may change in the years to come. Showcasing the everyday alongside the exceptional, Wyckoff demonstrates how asking new questions about the landscapes of the West can let us see our surroundings more clearly, helping us make informed and thoughtful decisions about their stewardship in the twenty-first century. Watch the trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aYSmp5gZ4-I


Beyond the Great Divide

Filename: beyond-the-great-divide.pdf
ISBN: STANFORD:36105005101030
Release Date: 1992
Number of pages: 184
Author: Cotton Mather
Publisher: Rutgers Univ Pr

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The American West

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ISBN: UOM:39015013983088
Release Date: 1989
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Roadside New Mexico

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ISBN: 0826331181
Release Date: 2003-11
Number of pages: 434
Author: David Pike
Publisher: UNM Press

Download and read online Roadside New Mexico in PDF and EPUB The people, geological features, and historic events that have made New Mexico what it is today are commemorated in over 350 historic markers along the state's roads. This guide is designed to fill in the gaps and answer the questions those markers provoke.


Georgia O Keeffe A Private Friendship Part II

Filename: georgia-o-keeffe-a-private-friendship-part-ii.pdf
ISBN: 9781632930439
Release Date: 2014-12-01
Number of pages: 548
Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily
Publisher: Sunstone Press

Download and read online Georgia O Keeffe A Private Friendship Part II in PDF and EPUB The time is 1946. From Georgia O’Keeffe’s old hacienda sitting on a bluff in Abiquiu, New Mexico, she could see my aunt and uncle, Helen and Winfield Morten’s property across the Chama River. Georgia had begun the restoration of her property. The Mortens, in the final stages of purchasing land along the Chama River, had recently completed their restoration of another old hacienda they called Rancho de Abiquiu. As one of few Anglos in the Chama River valley, Georgia ventured over to Rancho de Abiquiu to introduce herself and a private friendship resulted with the Mortens and their family. In this close family circle, Georgia revealed herself and proved that beneath her bare face there was more to her than just an artist of legendary proportions. Nancy Hopkins Reily spent many of her childhood days walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land. She explored the canyons, the White Place, Echo Amphitheater, the mountains, and the Chama River by walking the trails worn by earlier moccasined feet. In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily’s youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, glimpses of the family’s memorabilia and photographic snapshots—all gracefully woven into the forces of the contemporaneous scene that shaped their friendship. In addition, there are insights into the land’s beauty, times, culture, history and the people who surrounded Georgia, as well as many minute details that should be remembered and which are often overlooked by others when they speak of Georgia O’Keeffe.


Georgia O Keeffe a Private Friendship Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land

Filename: georgia-o-keeffe-a-private-friendship-walking-the-abiquiu-and-ghost-ranch-land.pdf
ISBN: 9780865344525
Release Date: 2009-09
Number of pages: 548
Author: Nancy Hopkins Reily
Publisher: Sunstone Press

Download and read online Georgia O Keeffe a Private Friendship Walking the Abiquiu and Ghost Ranch land in PDF and EPUB In a seamless, clear, and straightforward narrative of excerpts from their lives, Reily presents Georgia O'Keeffee in a time-window of her age. The book features Reily's youthful experiences, letters from Georgia, and glimpses of the family's memorabilia and photographic snapshots.


The Essential whole earth catalog

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ISBN: 0385236417
Release Date: 1986-09-24
Number of pages: 416
Author: Stewart Brand
Publisher: Main Street Books

Download and read online The Essential whole earth catalog in PDF and EPUB Lists useful books, magazines, and products related to science, land use, architecture, health care, economics, travel, crafts, parenting, communication, and education