Evidence, Theories, and Mystery

Author: Wayne Ranney

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: 9780938216827

Category: Science

Page: 160

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Carving Grand Canyon provides a synopsis of the intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time. This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style that nonscientists will find inviting. The story’s end, however, remains a mystery yet to be solved.
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Author: Stanley S. Beus,Michael Morales

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 432

View: 675

This second edition of the leading book on Grand Canyon geology contains the most recent discoveries and interpretations of the origin and history of the canyon. It includes two entirely new chapters: one on debris flow in the Canyon and one on Holocene deposits in the canyon. All chapters have been updated where necessary and all photographs have been replaced or re-screened for better resolution. Written by acknowledged experts in stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, geomorphology, volcanism, and seismology, this book offers a wealth of information for students, geologists, and general readers interested in acquiring an understanding of the geological history of this great natural wonder.
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Author: L. Greer Price

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 63

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Perfect for the first-time visitor or the seasoned traveler. Includes sections on the geologic records, regional geology, plate tectonies and the Colorado River.
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Author: Lon Abbott,Terri Cook

Publisher: The Mountaineers Books

ISBN: 9780898868951

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 301

View: 9316

A guide to the Grand Canyon for rim walkers, day hikers, and serious backpackers, presented from the point of view of geologists. An overview introduces readers to the area's geological history, followed by detailed narratives of 18 hikes. For each hike the authors explore a geological theme, focusing on aspects of the canyon's evolution that are particularly well-illustrated along its length. Basic information such as trail length, elevation change, and difficulty level starts each chapter.
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Author: Rose Houk

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: 9780938216544

Category: Science

Page: 56

View: 9578

Using illustrations, photographs and illuminating text, this little guide will help you understand the dynamic nature of the Grand Canyon's ecosystems.
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Explorers, Exploiters, and Settlers of the Grand Canyon Region

Author: Michael F. Anderson

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 184

View: 9703

A comprehensive look at the pioneer history of the Grand Canyon region, from its earliest residents to the creation of the national park at the end of the pioneer era (circa 1920). Included are nearly 200 historical photographs, many never published before, and 12 custom maps of the region.
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Author: Ronald C. Blakey,Wayne Ranney

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 156

View: 2376

Imagine seeing the varied landscapes of the earth as they used to look throughout hundreds of millions of years of earth history. Tropical seas lap on the shores of an Arizona beach. Immense sand dunes shift and swirl in Sahara-like deserts in Utah and New Mexico. Ancient rivers spill from a mountain range in Colorado that was a precursor to the modern Rockies. Such flights of geologic fancy are now tangible through the thought-provoking and beautiful paleogeographic maps, reminiscent of the maps in world atlases we all paged through as children, of Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau.Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau. For more than fifteen years, he has meticulously created maps that show how numerous past landscapes gave rise to the region’s stunning geologic formations. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau is the first book to showcase Blakey’s remarkable work. His maps are accompanied by text by Wayne Ranney, geologist and award-winning author of Carving Grand Canyon. Ranney takes readers on a fascinating tour of the many landscapes depicted in the maps, and Blakey and Ranney’s fruitful collaboration brings the past alive like never before.Features: More than 70 state-of-the-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
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The Story of the Havasupai People

Author: Stephen Hirst

Publisher: Grand Canyon Association

ISBN: 9780938216865

Category: History

Page: 276

View: 7549

I Am the Grand Canyon is the story of the Havasupai people. From their origins among the first group of Indians to arrive in North America some 20,000 years ago to their epic struggle to regain traditional lands taken from them in the nineteenth century, the Havasupai have a long and colorful history. The story of this tiny tribe once confined to a toosmall reservation depicts a people with deep cultural ties to the land, both on their former reservation below the rim of the Grand Canyon and on the surrounding plateaus. In the spring of 1971, the federal government proposed incorporating still more Havasupai land into Grand Canyon National Park. At hearings that spring, Havasupai Tribal Chairman Lee Marshall rose to speak. “I heard all you people talking about the Grand Canyon,” he said. “Well, you’re looking at it. I am the Grand Canyon!” Marshall made it clear that Havasu Canyon and the surrounding plateau were critical to the survival of his peop≤ his speech laid the foundation for the return of thousands of acres of Havasupai land in 1975. I Am the Grand Canyon is the story of a heroic people who refused to back down when facing overwhelming odds. They won, and today the Havasupai way of life quietly continues in the Grand Canyon and on the surrounding plateaus.
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Author: Jason Chin

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 1596439505

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 54

View: 1993

"An exploration of the Grand Canyon on a grand scale, as only Jason Chin can illustrate and explain."--
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geology of the Red Rocks

Author: Wayne Ranney

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 97

View: 9521

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Sleeping Giants of the Grand Canyon Region

Author: Wendell A. Duffield

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: N.A

Category: Travel

Page: 68

View: 6474

This book provides a popular look at the fiery origin of Northern Arizona’s landscape. With magnificent aerial photographs, original geologic illustrations, and detailed road logs to many of the key features, this book is an indispensable tool for the traveler, the educator, and all who are interested in the remarkable landscape of northern Arizona.
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Author: Richard Kerry Holtzin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312826037

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 589

This concise and comprehensive text explains all the Grand Canyon essentials. With its wide range of topics, readers pick and choose what to read and learn: geology, including the main theories about the canyon’s process of creation, natural and human history, an abstract of the John Wesley Powell saga, a description of South Rim trails, and details about the canyon’s dimensions and varying ecozones from rim to river. Presented in three parts, the text is written in a forthright manner, whose literary style avoids extraneous details and embellished writing. Thus, The Everything Grand Canyon Book provides readers with a factual account, whose subject matter aligns with an interpretative account of subject matter, and not just a description. (Note: the standard book format page-count is 53 pages, while the ePublishing format may be 2 or 3 times as high.)
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Author: Kim Crumbo

Publisher: Johnson Publishing Company

ISBN: N.A

Category: Science

Page: 61

View: 6546

Kim Crumbo, a river ranger at Grand Canyon National Park, has written a guide to the rich human history of the river and its canyon. Every rapid and other point of interest is discussed and clearly marked.
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Author: Richard Kerry Holtzin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312365722

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 5472

A nearly 1,000-page literary tour of 85 scenic icons based on an interpretive account of national parks, monuments, state parks, and archeological ruins. Focus on geology, human and natural history. Where applicable, additional matter is introduced (i.e., hiking trails, archeoastronomy, and desert ecology). Presented in the guise of an encyclopedia the text can be read from cover-to-cover or piecemeal. Reader decides which destinations to select. Information is layered from easy and essential to the more detailed. Reader also decides what to peruse. Additional Background inserts suffice as footnotes; therefore optional text. Contact information and directions also listed. Bitly URL’s embedded in destinations activate Google images, graphics, charts and illustrations. There are six addenda of subject matter relative to the scope of the text; also, bibliography.
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Author: Richard Kerry Holtzin

Publisher: Lulu Press, Inc

ISBN: 1312824832

Category: Travel

Page: N.A

View: 739

This traveler's guidebook takes the reader on a virtual sightseeing and educational jaunt along the Grand Canyon’s South Rim. Thus, conveying all aspects of the canyon: geology, natural and human history, including six addenda on relevant subject matter (i.e., facts about the Colorado Plateau, things to do and see in Grand Canyon Village, and a lexicon of geologic terms. Using the South Rim's interpretive walking timeline trail as a means to disseminate information to the reader, this factual and informative text presents common details in an uncommon way. Specifically, a demotic writing style that changes the academics of geoscience, natural and human history into a casual parlance employed by educator-guides addressing clients, students and friends. Along The Trail Of Time, therefore, feigns its own tour, only in a literary sense, while explaining details without sermonizing. Standard book format: 193 pages
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Grand Canyon Backpacking Stories

Author: Rick Kempa

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780990527015

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 243

View: 2833

"A wealth of adventures and discoveries await the readers of this, the first-ever anthology focusing on the Grand Canyon backpacking experience. In it, twenty seven writers offer authentic, close-up views of what it is like to be afoot on particular days in particular places within the vast canyon wilderness. Many of their stories illustrate as well a truth that veteran canyon hikers come to know: time spent beneath the rim, out of the press of human time, can change who you are and redirect how you live your life" -- p. ix.
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Panoramas of the Canyon's Geology

Author: William Kenneth Hamblin

Publisher: Grand Canyon Assn

ISBN: 9781934656013

Category: Science

Page: 143

View: 5098

Uses panoramic photographs to present a visual tour of the Grand Canyon's geology, from the canyon's rims to the Colorado River and from its beginning at Lees Ferry to its conclusion 277 miles downstream at the Grand Wash Cliffs.
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Window of Time

Author: Stewart Aitchison

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9781580710077

Category: Photography

Page: 64

View: 5611

This stunningly beautiful, oversized (10x13) book is lavishly illustrated with breathtaking color imagery by American's leading landscape photographers. In addition to the stunning photography, the book also includes detailed maps of the park and region and insightful, heartfelt narratives detailing the park's natural and human histories.
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