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Grand Canyon Geology

Second Edition

Stanley S. Beus and Michael Morales

Publication Date - November 2002

ISBN: 9780195122992

448 pages
Paperback
6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

Retail Price to Students: $164.99

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.

Description

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 the impact of water flow releases from the Glen Canyon Dam. 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 geologists and general readers interested in acquiring an understanding of the geological history of this great natural wonder.

Previous Publication Date(s)

November 2002

Table of Contents

    Foreword
    1. Introducing the Grand Canyon
    2. Paleoproterozoic Rocks of the Granite Gorges
    3. Grand Canyon Supergroup: Unkar Group
    4. Grand Canyon Supergroup: Nankoweap Formation, Chuar Group, and Sixtymile Formation
    5. Geologic Structure of the Grand Canyon Supergroup
    6. Tonto Group
    7. Temple Butte Formation
    8. Redwall Limestone and Surprise Canyon Formation
    9. Supai Group and Hermit Formation
    10. Coconino Sandstone
    11. Toroweap Formation
    12. Kaibab Formation
    13. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Strata of the Colorado Plateau Near the Grand Canyon
    14. Post-Precambrian Tectonism in the Grand Canyon Region
    15. History of the Grand Canyon and of the Colorado River in Arizona
    16. Hydraulics and Geomorphology of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon
    17. Late Cenozoic Lava Dams in the Western grand Canyon
    18. Earthquakes and Seismicity of the Grand Canyon Region
    19. Holocene Terraces, Sand Dunes, and Debris Fans along the
    20. Debris Flows and the Colorado River
    21. Side Canyons of the Colorado River in Grand Canyon
    Bibliography
    Index