Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour
Deborah Ragland, Ph.D. & Dennis Tasa
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Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour is a photographic tour of the South Rim of the Grand Canyon with an emphasis on the geology. Written and narrated by geologist Deborah Ragland, Ph.D. with photographs and illustrations by Dennis Tasa, the book gives insight into the geology of one of the nation’s most spectacular parks and the surrounding region: the Colorado Plateau.
View the Grand Canyon in a new light. Not only will you look down from high elevations to the river below, but you will also look through time. Learn why the rocks display those magnificent colors, find out how the interesting pinnacles and buttes formed, study the different rock layers and their ages, and more. National Park Service maps, perspective maps, geologic maps, and a stratigraphic column of the park are included to enhance your tour.
Photos (on almost every page) plus numerous illustrations and animations illuminate the geology of the Grand Canyon in exquisite detail. View large panoramic photographs of many of the overlooks along the South Rim as you smoothly scroll from page to page. Interactive, multi-touch pop-ups highlight specific features of the park in greater detail.
Either as a supplement to your visit or as a planning tool, Grand Canyon National Park Geology Tour provides an extensive description of the geology of the park. Listen to the narration as you visit the overlooks or hike the trails, study the photos and illustrations before your visit, or just take a virtual trip.
Table of Contents
Rocks of the Grand Canyon
The Overlooks of the Grand Canyon
Desert View Overlook
Grand Canyon Village
Monument Creek Vista / Mojave Point
The Geology of the Grand Canyon
The Oldest Rocks in the Canyon
The Grand Canyon Supergroup
The Great Unconformity
The River Carves the Canyon
Weathering and Erosion in the Canyon
Color of the Rocks
What's New in Version 1.1
This IS great!
Taking my family to the Canyon next month and wanted to know what's what. Experiencing this book (you don't just read it) has the whole family excited about our trip. I'll be bringing my iPad along to review the geology as we go from one awesome view to the next.
awesome photos, extensive geology, this is how it should be done!
This book displays beautiful panoramic views of the canyon from the south rim (behind the text as you move from page to page). Each photo is labeled to match the geologic explanations on each page. The geology is explained in great detail, enough to make any geologist giddy. But, you don't have to be a geologist to enjoy the awesome photos. Every page is narrated by the author if you prefer to just listen. An excellent example of how these new multi-touch books can be used to educate and inform. Would be of value in the classroom, with you at the canyon, or just for a virtual visit.