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Roadside Geology of Nevada (Paperback) (Frank Decourten & Norma Biggar)

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Driving through Nevada, you may be miles from nowhere, but you are never far from an interesting rock, the shoreline of an ice age lake, or an active or historic mine. The Silver State has some of the most diverse geology in the United States, and much of it lies in plain sight thanks to the arid climate of the Great Basin. Geologic forces continue to shape Nevada, stretching it apart and bringing magma near the surface. Earthquakes periodically rock its lonely outposts, creating some of the biggest fault scarps in the world. With the help of Roadside Geology of Nevada, you can appreciate geologic features along more than thirty of Nevada’s highways. Some of Nevada’s Geologic Highlights Great Basin National Park’s limestone caverns Virginia City and the Comstock Lode Tule Springs Fossil Beds Valley of Fire’s bright red rock Berlin-Ichthyosaur State Park’s fossil reptiles Lake Tahoe’s granitic eastern shore Pyramid Lake’s tufa towers Ruby Mountains’ glacially carved Lamoille Canyon Red Rock Canyon’s Jurassic sandstone Alamo’s extraterrestrial impact Virgin Valley’s fossils and opal Cathedral Gorge’s lakebed badlands Frenchman Mountain’s Great Unconformity Hoover Dam’s tough tuff
Number of Pages: 405
Genre: Science, Travel
Series Title: Roadside Geology Series
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Mountain Pr
Author: Frank Decourten & Norma Biggar
Language: English
Street Date: March 15, 2017
TCIN: 52198139
UPC: 9780878426720
Item Number (DPCI): 248-43-0777
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