Many of our national parks, monuments, and seashores were established because of their inspiring geological features from the geysers of Yellowstone to the granite peaks of Yosemite In Parks and Plates, Robert J Lillie explains the fascinating geological processes that have formed these dramatic volcanoes, shorelines, and landscapes Structuring the text around major geological features, Lillie highlights geologic patterns across many different parks and uses over 100 park sites to illustrate plate tectonics visually Lavishly illustrated with full color photographs, diagrams, and maps, Parks and Plates is the ideal text to enrich undergraduates experience of our national parks 336 color plates, illustrations and maps...
|Title||:||Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores|
|Publisher||:||W W Norton Company March 7, 2005|
|Number of Pages||:||298 pages|
|File Size||:||790 KB|
|Status||:||Available For Download|
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Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments, and Seashores Reviews
For anyone trying to have a better understanding of plate tectonics, especially in the USA, this is a great book! It has wonderful, integrated, color illustrations. But if you want to learn about the geology of the National Parks, you will only get a mention of what tectonic environment that park is in, mostly by looking at the parks compiled in tables. And the geology is almost exclusively focused on the Plate tectonic environment. The diagrams mainly are very general diagrams explaining Plate tectonics, and are very good. But there are very few photos of the National Parks, and they are very small.
One of my favorite books on the geology of Utah's National Parks.
This is a truly wonderful field guide to the tectonic evidence provided in our national parks. Organized by type of boundary (active vs. passive margins, rift zones, subduction zones, etc.), each section features a map showing the location of the relevant parks. The best features are the photographs on which explanatory diagrams are overlaid, illustrating sedimentary, volcanic, and metamorphosized deposits; like having a geologist at your elbow pointing them out. Can't wait to get out West to use it, although there are also a lot of Eastern features explored.
Picked this up for Geology 105! Wasn't disappointed!
Hate the class but the book is as advertised and I cannot complain.
Was expecting a new book but when I received it the edges were slightly damaged