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Geology Books

BOOKS ABOUT GEOLOGY IN NATIONAL PARKS
(List prepared by Geologic Resources Division, National Park Service
with additional titles added)

GENERAL INTEREST
book cover of Joshua Tree National Park Geology Joshua Tree National Park Geology. Trent, D.D. and Richard W. Hazlett, 2002. Joshua Tree National Park Association. 64pp.
Joshua Tree National Park Geology is a thorough, up-to-date explanataion of the forces that helped shape the amazing natural architecture of this multifaceted park. D.D. Trent and Richard W. Hazlett have traced the evolution of this desert landscape through a rich narrative that serves both newly inquisitive visitors as well as students of natural history. Full-color photographs and instructive graphic illustrations along with geologic maps create visual references that fully engage the reader.
Padre Island National Seashore: A Guide to the Geology, Natural Environments, and History of a Texas Barrier Island. Weise, Bonnie R. and William A. White. Bureau of Economic Geology, The University of Texas at Austin second printing: 1981
This guide to the Padre Island National Seashore describes and explains island and lagoon environments, the active processes that constantly change the face of Padre, and natural records left by those processes. A road log for a short field trip directs readers to these environments and effects of these active processes. The guide also presents summaries of geologic origin and history of Padre, as well as the history of human use of the island and interaction with the natural environments.
book cover of Padre Island National Seashore: A Guide to the Geology, Natural Environments, and History of a Texas Barrier Island.
Down to Earth at Tuff Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas Down to Earth at Tuff Canyon, Big Bend National Park, Texas. Barker, Daniel S. Bureau of Economic Geology, University of Texas at Austin. 2000.
This guide book was created to be both fun and educational. It leads the reader through multiple aspects of Tuff Canyon in Big Bend National Park and help the reader gain understanding of how the scenery of the area came to have the shape it does today. This book includes photographs, maps, and diagrams.
Guide to Geologic Features at Petrified Forest National Park. Bezy, John V. and Arthur S. Trevena, 2000. Arizona Geological Survey. 48pp.
This is an informative guide which includes photographs and explanations of 21 important geologic features found at Petrified Forest National Park. Includes photos, maps and diagrams to clearly illustrate where these features can be found and how they were formed.
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book cover of Fossil Butte National Monument: Along the Shores of Time Fossil Butte National Monument: Along the Shores of Time. Ambrose, Peter D. Dinosaur Nature Association. 28pp.
Includes illustrations and descriptions of fossils found at the Fossil Butte National Monument.
Geologic Guide to Grand Canyon National Park. Gordon, Arthur J., 2000. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 76pp.
Almost 5 million people visit the Grand Canyon National Park every year. People come from around the world to visit the Grand Canyon, be it at the South Rim as a quick side visit on the way to Las Vegas, or on a two-week raft trip down the Colorado River. The fascination with the Grand Canyon is never-ending. This book attempts to help readers understand the Grand Canyon, the rocks exposed on its walls, and the history of its development.
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book cover of Geology of Devils Tower National Monument Geology of Devils Tower National Monument. Robinson, Charles S. & Robert E. Davis, 1995. Devils Tower Natural History Association Mineral Systems Inc. 96pp.
A comprehensive geologic history of Devils Tower and the immediate surrounding area, complete with definitions, color photos, maps and graphs. Not a text book; arm-chair geologists and students Junior High and up will enjoy this book.
Geology of Devils Tower, The First National Monument. Robinson, Charles S., 1985. Devils Tower Natural History Association Reprinted with minor changes from: Robinson, Charles S., 1956. Geology of Devils Tower National Monument: The First National Monument. US Geological Survey Bulletin 1021-I. 16pp. book cover of Geology of Devils Tower, The First National Monument
book cover of Grand Canyon Grand Canyon. Cone, Patrick, 1994. 48pp.
This survey of Arizona's natural wonder introduces readers to the canyon's geology, morphology, early inhabitants, and contemporary status as a National Park.
An Introduction to Grand Canyon Geology. Price, L. Greer, 1999. Grand Canyon Association. 64pp.
Geologist L Greer Price worked for the National Park Service for ten years, mainly in the Grand Canyon National Park, and his experience in explaining the geology of the Canyon to the park's visitors is evident on every page of his brief (64-page) introduction, enlivened with dozens of photographs. Basic geological principles, including plate tectonics, structural features and their significance, and the role of erosion, are introduced and emphasized throughout; a glossary and a full index enhance the book's usefulness. Proceeds from the sale of this book benefit the educational programs of Grand Canyon National Park.
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book cover of an Introduction to the Geology of Death Valley An Introduction to the Geology of Death Valley. Collier, Michael., 1990 Death Valley Natural History Association. 60pp. A Land In Motion - California's San Andreas Fault. Collier, Michael., 1999. Golden Gate National Parks Association. 118pp.
Stunning aerial photos and a cogent geologic history of the most famous fault on earth. Winner NPS Director’s Award, 2000
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book cover of Geology of the Great Basin Geology of the Great Basin. Fiero, Bill., University of Nevada Press. 1986. 212pp.
This book is filled with black and white and color photos as well as sketches that explain the geology of the Great Basin. A terrific jargon-free guide for anyone who wants to know about the physical characteristics of the region. This best-selling book has introduced casual readers to the geologic wonders of the Great Basin for over ten years. From the sun-scorched sands of Death Valley to the briny waters of the Great Salt Lake, Fiero takes readers on an earthly tour that encompasses nearly 250,000 square miles—in six states. Magnificent color photos and informative diagrams are combined to make it easy for the nonscientist to understand this still relatively secret part of the North American Continent.
The Geology of Denali National Park. Collier, Michael., 1989. Alaska Natural History Association. 48pp. book cover of The Geology of Denali National Park
book cover of The Geologic Story of Isle Royale National Park The Geologic Story of Isle Royale National Park. Huber, N. King., 1983 Isle Royale Natural History Association. 66pp.
The Geologic Story of Isle Royale National Park is a study of the island's history, its landscape, and the shifting of specific rocks and minerals which produced one of the most beautiful islands in North America, with all the necessary ecological conditions for scientific studies. We take a look at the affects time, pressure and glaciers had on this island.
Hiking America's Geology. Eugene, Toni and Ron Fisher, 2003. National Geographic Society. 199pp.
Informative and beautifully illustrated, this book guides readers on geological treks through five distinctly different regions, from Maine to Hawaii, and explores how nature has shaped the landscape over millions of years. Features include:
- Hawaii Volcanoes National Park: Hike a fiery, ever changing world of craters, lava fields, and rain forests.
- Glacier Bay National Park: Kayak up lonely fjords, then venture into a wilderness carved out by rivers of ice.
- Yosemite national Park: Scale sheer canyons and marvel at formations that inspired John Muir.
- Dinosaur National Monument: Explore our nations's paleontological treasures.
- Acadia National Park: Gaze out to sea from rocky out crops shaped by glaciers.
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book cover of Great Sand Dunes:  The Shape of The Wind Great Sand Dunes: The Shape of The Wind. Trimble, Stephen., 1978 Southwest Parks and Monuments Association. 32pp. Interpreting the Landscape: Recent and Ongoing Geology of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks. Good, John M., and Kenneth L. Pierce, 1996. Grand Teton Natural History Association. 58pp. book cover of Interpreting the Landscape: Recent and Ongoing Geology of Grand Teton and Yellowstone National Parks
Geology of the National Capital Region-Field Trip Guidebook Geology of the National Capital Region - Field Trip Guidebook. Ciricular 1264 Edited by Scott Southworth and William Burton, 2004. U.S. Dept. of the Interior USGS. Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery. Ranney, Wayne, 2005. Grand Canyon Association. 160pp.
The Grand Canyon is one of the Earth's most recognizable landscapes. Though scientists have studied the canyon for more than 150 years, a definitive answer as to how or when the canyon formed eludes them. The one thing scientists do agree on is that the canyon was carved by the erosive power of the Colorado River, but the river itself has carried away the evidence of the canyon's earlier history. 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 non-scientists will find inviting. The story's end however, remains a mystery yet to be solved.
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The Geology of Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska The Geology of Katmai National Park and Preserve, Alaska. Riehle, Jim, 2002. Publication Consultants, Anchorage, AK. 112pp.
On June 6, 1912, with only a handful of people living close enough to witness it, a volcanic eruption covered some 40 square miles of country with hundreds of feet of cinder and ash, and another 3,000 square miles with at least a foot of such material (Schullery, 2001). The eruption from Novarupta and the collapse of Mount Katmai was the world's largest volcanic event of the 20th century (Decker and Decker, 2001).
Grand Canyon: Yardstick of Geologic Time. 2006. Grand Canyon Association.
This yardstick places Grand Canyon's geologic story within the timeframe of Earth's history to provide a deep-time perspective. All of geologic time (4,500 million years) is shown as 1 yard, with one inch equaling 125 million years. What can happen in one inch? One inch represents twice the span of the Age of Mammals (the Cenozoic) and two-thirds the reign of dinosaurs (the Mesozoic). All events since the last ice age 10,000 years ago, occured within 0.00008 ince on this scale. Imagine the minute lenght of our lives within the expanse of geologic time.
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TEXTBOOKS
book cover Traces of Time: The Beauty of Change in Nature Traces of Time: The Beauty of Change in Nature. Murphy, Pat and Paul Doherty, 2000. Chronicle Books. 120pp.
This stunning journey through the effects of time on nature will be enjoyed by all. Full color photographs vividly illustrate some aspects of time and nature such as the annual pattern of the sun in the sky, layers in ice and trees, and erosion over the years.
Mapping the Future of America's National Parks: Stewardship through Geographic Information Systems. Henry, Mark and Leslie Armstrong, editors in association with the National Park Service, 2004. ESRI Press. 158pp.
Mapping the Future of America's National Parks outlines how the latest high-tech GIS tools help protect the nation's limited natural wonders. Using vivid images and photographs, the book emphasizes the utility of GIS and aims to bring it out of the technical world in order to show how it is preserving out national park lands. The book blends reader-friendly sotries, photographs and maps into a stunning visual display.
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book cover Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Notheastern United States Written in Stone: A Geological History of the Northeastern United States. Chet Raymo and Maureen E.Raymo, 2001, 2nd ed. Black Dome Press Corp. 163pp.
In vivid, nontechnical prose, Written in Stone traces the geologic changes in the Northeast since North America perched on the equator and dinosaurs were young. Grand events unfold as continents collide, oceans disappear, mountain ranges rise and fall, and mass extinctions decimate entire species. This tale will fascinate all who enter its realm.
Grand Canyon, a Century of Change: Rephotography of the 1889-1890 Stanton Expedition. Webb, Robert H., 1996. The University of Arizona Press. 290pp.
Robert Webb goes back to the Grand Canyon to retrace the route taken in the 19 th century by Robert Brewster Stanton in order to photograph the same scenes to give us a more precise picture of the change in the last century of this seemingly timeless place. More than just a picture book, this is an environmental history of the Colorado River corridor and shows the impact of human influence on the Grand Canyon.
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book cover of Print the Legend: Photography and the American West Print the Legend: Photography and the American West. Sandweiss, Martha A., 2002. Yale University Press. 402pp.
"This handsome tome is clearly destined to become a classic and required reading - not just for specialists in Western history but for anyone interested in the configuration of American myths, legends and identity . . . Sandweiss has given us a truly remarkable book, written with clarity and grace, and superbly illustrated." -Michael Kammen, Reviews in American History
The Full Value of Parks: From the Economics to the Intangible. Harmon, David and Allen D.Putney, 2003. Rowman and Littlefield Pubilshers, Inc. 347pp.
Drawing on insights from a board group of international experts, and offering examples from Siberia to tropical Africa, from the Andes to the Australian outback, The Full Value of Parks is an engaging and lucid exploration of the entire range of benefits and values of protected areas - from economics to the intangible.
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book cover of Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments and Seashores. Parks and Plates: The Geology of Our National Parks, Monuments & Seashores. Lillie, Robert J., 2005. W.W. Norton and Company. 550pp.
Ever have questions about the fascinating natural dynamics working in our national parks? This book aims to provide answers to some of them. The spectacular geology in our national parks provides the answers to many questions about the Earth. The answers can be appreciated through plate tectonics, an exciting way to understand the ongoing natural processes that sculpt our landscape. Parks and Plates is a visual and scientific voyage of discovery!
Geology of National Parks. Harris, Ann G., Ester Tuttle and Sherwood D. Tuttle, 2003 sixth ed. Kendall/Hunt Publishing Company. 850pp.
An introductory non-technical geology text covering the geology of 57 National Park units. Parks are grouped by geologic themes (e.g. caves, volcanic, glacial) and presented in 10-20 page chapters. Basic geologic concepts are presented at the beginning of the 5 theme sections and additional terms are defined as needed within the park descriptions. Includes bibliographic references for each park, park maps, a glossary, CD-ROM with hundreds of of color photographs, and an index.
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book cover of Geology U.S. Parklands, Fifth Edition Geology of U.S. Parklands. Kiver, Eugene P. and David V. Harris, 1999, fifth ed. John Willey & Sons, Inc. 902pp.
Includes inductory geology and basic geologic story of 78 park units in the "lower 48" and Hawaii (no Alaska parks). Chapter One introduces the National Park System and basic geologic concepts (50 pages). Chapters 2-18 are organized by geomorphic provience and contain introductions to the geologic settings and geology of the park units. The text includes 78 NPS units (some Parks, Monuments, and Seashores), as well as USFS (Mount St. Hellens and Newberry Volcanic) and BLM (Grand Staircase-Escalante) sites. Includes bibliographic references and index.
Geology and America's National Park Areas. Brooks B. Ellwood, 1996. Prentice-Hall, Inc. 372pp.
Provides students with introductory look at geology and geologic setting of many national park areas. Each park description includes some general background information, black and white photos and a broad geological overview. Includes numerous maps and diagrams, a glossary and an index.
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book cover Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments Geology of Utah's Parks and Monuments. Spinkel, Douglas A., Thomas C. Chidsey, Jr., and Paul B. Anderson, Editors, 2000. Utah Geological Association, Publication 28. 644pp.
This volume covers the geology of most National Park Service and State Park areas in the state of Utah (5 National Parks, 6 National Monuments, 2 National Recreation Areas, 1 Geologic Area, 1 Tribal Park, 10 State Parks). Each article features in-depth treatment of the stratigraphy, geologic history, structural geology, and unique geologic features, as well as geologic maps, stratigraphic sections, numerous color photos, and a geologic bibliography. Also has companion compact disc volume "Geologic Road, Trail, and Lake Guides to Utah's Parks and Monuments"; Utah Geological Association Publication 29.
Reading the Earth, Landforms in the Making. Jerome Wyckoff, 1999. Adastra West, Inc. 352pp.
This illustrated guide to landforms has numerous photographs and descriptions of national park landforms and associated features. Geologic features from around the world are described and illustrated with 556 photographs and 75 drawings. Not a traditional geology text, this book uses a wide variety of dramatic landscapes to introduce the reader to basic geologic concepts. New geologic terms are defined within the text, often with supporting diagrams. With color photos on every page, this text will hold the interest of non-major geology and geography students and anyone interested in landforms and their origin. Includes bibliographic references and index.
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book cover of Windows into the Earth: The geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks Windows Into the Earth: The geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks. Smith, Robert B., and Lee J. Siegel, 2000. Oxford University Press. 242pp. America's National Parks: The Spectacular Forces That Shaped Our Treasured Lands. Schullery, Paul, 2001. DK Publishing Inc. 407pp. book cover of America's National Parks: The Spectacular Forces That Shaped Our Tresured Lands
book cover of Geodiversity; Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature Geodiversity; Valuing and Conserving Abiotic Nature. Gray, Murray, 2004. John Wiley and Sons, Ltd. 434pp.
This book focuses specifically on the geodiversity of the planet and the threats to this diversity, explains the value of inanimate nature and assesses the approaches that should be taken to conserve it. This book is for geologists and geomorphologists, nature conservationists, ecologists, landscape planners and architects. It would also make an excellent reference for undergraduates studying environmental science and related disciplines.

THEMES
book cover of Coasts in Crisis Coasts in Crisis. Jeffress, Williams S., Kurt Dodd, and Kathleen Krafft Gohn., 1991. Public Issues in Earth Science, United States Geological Survey Circular 1075. U.S. Government Printing Office. 32pp. The Citizens' Guide to Geologic Hazards. Nuhfer, Edward B., et al., 1993 American Institute of Professional Geologists. 134pp.
This book, written by professionals for lay readers succeeds in combining solid, practical content with easy readability. Through over a hundred color illustrations, the reader is taken upon a comprehensive tour of the hazards presented by earthquakes, volcanoes, landslides, ground subsidence, floods, tsunamis, and coastal storm surge, and into an understanding of the controversies that surround the issues of of radon gas and asbestos hazards.
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book cover of More than Skin Deep A Teachers Guide to Caves and Groundwater More Than Skin Deep: A Teachers Guide to Caves and Groundwater. Deserts: Geology and Resources. Walker, A.S., 1992. General Interest Publications of the U.S. Geological Survey, United States Geological Survey, U .S. Government Printing Office: 1992. 60pp. book cover of Deserts: Geology and Resources
book cover of Geologic Processes at the Land Surface Geologic Processes at the Land Surface. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 2149 Wilshire, Howard G., Kieth A. Howard, Carl M. Wentworth, and Helen Gibbons. United States Geological Survey. U.S. Government Printing Office. 41pp. Living on Karst: A Reference Guide For Landowners In Limestone Regions. Cave Conservancy of the Virginias, 1997. 25pp. book cover of Living on Karst: A Reference Guide for Landowners in Limestone Regions
book cover of This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics This Dynamic Earth: the Story of Plate Tectonics. Kious, W. Jaquelyne, and Robert I. Tilling, 1997. United States Department of the Interior, United States Geological Survey. 77pp. Volcanoes In America's National Parks. Decker, Robert, and Barbara Decker, 2001, 2007. Airphoto International Ltd. 256pp. book cover of Volcanoes In America's National Parks

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TECHNICAL REPORTS
book cover of Colorado River Origin and Evolution Colorado River Origin and Evolution. Young, Richard A. and Earle E. Spamer, editors, 2001. Grand Canyon Association. 280pp.
A compilation of the proceedings of a symposium held at the Grand Canyon National Park in June, 2000.
Volcanism in National Parks: Summary of the Workshop Convened by the U.S. Geological Survey and National Park Service, 26-29 September 2000, Redding, California. USGS & NPS Open-File Report 01-435. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service Book cover of Our Volcanic Public Lands
book cover of Proceedings of Conference on Status of Geologic Research and Mapping in Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9-11, 1999 Proceedings of Conference on Status of Geologic Research and Mapping in Death Valley National Park, Las Vegas, Nevada, April 9-11, 1999. USGS Open-File Report 99-153. 1999. A Geologic Guide to Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska: A Tectonic Collage of Northbound Terranes. US Geological Survey Professional Paper 1616. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service book cover of A Geologic Guide to Wrangell-Saint Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska
book cover Environmental Geochemical Studies of Selected Mineral Deposits in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska Environmental Geochemical Studies of Selected Mineral Deposits in Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve, Alaska. U.S. Geological Survey Professional Paper 1619. 2000. Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service. Geohydrology of Pipe Spring National Monument Area, Northern Arizona. USGS Water-Resources Investigations Report 98-4263. 1998 Prepared in cooperation with the National Park Service. book cover Geohydrology of Pipe Spring National Monument Area, Northern Arizona
book cover The Guadalupe Mountains Symposium: Proceedings of the 25th anniversary conference on research and resource management in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 1998. The Guadalupe Mountains Symposium. Proceedings of the 25th anniversary conference on research and resource Management in Guadalupe Mountains National Park, 1998. National Park Service, U.S. Dept. of the Interior.
GUIDEBOOKS
Book cover of Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology. Abbott, Lon and Terri Cook, 2004. The Mountaineers Books. 301pp.
This guidebook has a little bit of something for everyone from half-day walks to rugged multi-day backpacking trips. Each of the 18 excursions included illustrate a particular theme in the geologic evolution of the Grand Canyon. Other helpful features include GPS coordinates for better navigation to points of interest and information on geologic concepts suitable for the non-geologist, as well as details about permits, lodging and the ever-popular mule rides.
A Traveler's Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau. Baars, Donald L., 2002. The University of Utah Press. 294pp.
A Traveler's Guide to the Geology of the Colorado Plateau will enrich and enliven any road trip through the varied landscapes of the Colorado Plateau. Its mile-by-mile road logs for every highway and many sidetrips will take you from the southernmost reaches of the plateau in Sedona, AZ to Vernal, UT in the north; from the red rocks of Cedar Breaks National Monument in Utah to the soaring peaks of the San Juan Mountains near Durango, CO. Written by a geologist who has spent more than 45 years studying the Four Corners region, this is the most comprehensive, up-to-date geological guide to the Colorado Plateau.
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book cover of Roadside Geology: Wupatki Crater and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments Roadside Geology: Wupatki Crater and Sunset Crater Volcano National Monuments. Hanson, Sarah L., 2003. Arizona Geological Survey. 32pp.
This book gives an overview of the geology of Wupatki and Sunset craters as well as a road guide to stops in the national monuments. Detailed descriptions of the geology at each stop are included.
Geology Along Trail Ridge Road: A Self Guided Tour for Motorists. Rocky Mountain National Park. Raup, Omer B., 1996, 2005 2nd ed. 78pp.
The fascinating geologic episodes that created this amazing scenery come to life in an extraordinary book written by a veteran USGS geologist. Instructive color photos and informative text detail geological formations viewed from 17 stops along Trail Ridge Road. Includes a three-dimensional foldout map.
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book cover Canyon Country: A Geologic Guide to the Canyonlands Travel Region Canyon Country: A Geologic Guide to the Canyonlands Travel Region. Eldredge, Sandra., 1996. Utah Geological Survey, Public Information Series 34. 24pp.
This guide introduces you to the rocks' stories, to enhance your travels and your appreciation of the region. Along designated scenic byways of southeastern Utah this full color, easy-to-read pamphlet discusses the area's geology and fascinating landforms.
The Sculpturing of Zion: A Road Guide to the Geology of Zion National Park. Hamilton, Wayne L., 1992. Zion Natural History Association. 132pp.
"Wayne L. Hamilton's The Sculpturing Of Zion is an impressive blend of science and art. The processes operating in this region are addressed in a manner that makes it easy for a non-geologist to understand." — Gary McKenzie, Ph.D., Professor of Geology at Ohio State University from a review in the Journal Of Geologic Education
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book cover of A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park A Roadside Guide to the Geology of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Moore, Harry L.,1988. The University of Tennessee Press / Knoxville. 178pp.
A non-technical guide to geologic points of interest along several popular drives and hiking trails in the park. Maps, drawings, and photos provide a fascinating, informative introduction to the geological history of the Smokies.
Guide to the Volcanoes of the Western Wrangell Mountains Alaska; Wrangell-St. Elias National Park and Preserve. Richter, D.H., Rosenkrans, D.S., Steigerwald M.J., 1995. USGS Bulletin 2072. 36pp.
Magnificent, breathtaking views of snow-covered Wrangell Mountain peaks await every visitor to this part of Alaska. Mount Wrangell itself, a massive shield-shaped volcano and namesake of the range, still signals its active presence with steam plumes, while nearby, Mounts Sanford, Drum, and Blackburn lie dormant. Knowing that these large mountains are volcanoes provokes many intriguing questions: When did they last erupt? How tall are they? Will they erupt again? These are some of the questions answered in this guidebook.
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book cover to The Big Bend of the Rio Grande The Big Bend of the Rio Grande A Guide to the Rocks, Landscape, Geologic History, and Settlers of the Area of Big Bend National Park. Guidebook #7 Maxwell, Ross A., 1968. Bureau of Economic Geology; The University of Texas at Austin. 138pp.
A complete geological description of the National Park is given in this semi popular guide to the region. Rocks of undifferentiated Paleozoic to Tertiary and Quaternary age are shown on a map and described. Details of the origins of various geomorphic features are included, along with an account of the general human history of the region.
Guide to the Permian Reef Geology Trail, McKittrick Canyon, Guadalupe Mountains National Park, West Texas. Guidebook #26 Bebout, Don G. and Charles Kerans, editors., 1993. Bureau of Economic Geology; The University of Texas at Austin. 48pp.
Highly technical, recommended for college and graduate level geologists.
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book cover of The Geology of Mount Desert Island The Geology of Mount Desert Island: A Visitors Guide to the Geology of Acadia National Park Maine. Geological Survey, Department of Conservation. 1988. 50pp.
The purpose of this visitor's guide is simple: we hope that an understanding of the geologic processes which formed the island's spectacular scenery will leave the reader with a greater appreciation for both Mount Desert Island and the national park. This book summarizes the geologic history of Mount Desert Island and serves as a guide to geologic features located within and adjacent to the park. The accompanying geologic maps, used in conjunction with the text, allow readers to identify various geologic features on Mount Desert Island and understand how they came into being.
Geology along Going-to-the-Sun Road Glacier National Park, Montana A Self-Guided Tour for Motorists. Raup, Omer B. et al., 1983 Glacier Natural History Association. 62pp. book cover of Geology along Going-to-the-Sun Road Glacier National Park, Montana
book cover of Geology along Skyline Drive Geology along Skyline Drive: A Self-Guided Tour for Motorists. Badger, Robert L., 1999 Falcon Publishing Inc., Helena Montana. 100pp.
One of the most famous and beautiful roads in the United States, Shenandoah National Park's Skyline Drive stretches 105 miles along the crest of Virginias lovely Blue Ridge Mountains. The scenery is stunning, recreation opportunities abound, and the rocks that form the rolling hills and steep mountain-sides tell an amazing story about the formation of this area. With this new easy to use guide, author and geologist Robert Badger introduces the wonders along this road to travelers who make their way across these fascinating rocks formed by ancient volcanoes. Badger uses color photos, maps, and diagrams to take the reader back in time to an era when molten rock formed the landscape and to explain the geologic puzzles left behind by years of weathering and erosion. When you peer at the layers in the roadcuts, marvel at the huge boulders at Franklin Cliffs Overlook, admire the shape of the horizon at Old Rag Mountain, and wonder how the rocks and hills were formed, all you have to do is turn the page to find the easy to understand explanation in words and pictures. A glossary of geologic terms and helpful appendices make Geology Along Skyline Drive the essential carry along guide to this scenic road.
Geology of Great Smoky Mountains. Kemp, Steve, Editor. 2000. Great Smoky Mountains Natural History Assosiation.
This guide includes a brief history of the Great Smoky Mountains area as well as hikes that can be enjoyed within the park. Also included is a geologic map of the park.
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book cover of A Guide to the Geology of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve A Guide to the Geology of Organ Pipe Cactus National Monument and the Pinacate Biosphere Reserve. John V. Bezy, James T. Gutmann, and Gordon B. Haxel. 2000. Arizona Geological Survey. 63pp. Geology of the North Cascades. Rowland Tabor and Ralph Haugerud. 1999. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 143pp. book cover
book cover Geology of Olympic National Park. Rowland Tabor. 1987. Seattle: Pacific Northwest National Parks & Forests Assocation. 144pp. Geology of Death Valley National Park. Marli B. Miller and Lauren A. Wright. 2007, 2nd ed. Dubuque: Kendall Hunt. 123pp. book cover
book cover A Guide to the Geology of Saguaro National Park. John V. Bezy. 2005. Down-to-Earth 18. Tucson: Arizona Geological Survey. 37pp. Pages of Stone: Geology of the Grand Canyon & Plateau Country National Parks & Monuments. Halka Chronic & Lucy Chronic. 1998, 2004 2nd ed. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 175pp. book cover
book cover Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks & Monuments. 1: Rocky Mountains & Western Greeat Plains. Halka Chronic. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 1984. 168pp. Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks & Monuments. 2: Sierra Nevada, Cascades, & Pacific Coast. Halka Chronic. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 1986. 170pp. book cover
book cover Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks & Monuments. 3: The Desert Southwest. Halka Chronic. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 1986. 168pp. Pages of Stone: Geology of Western National Parks & Monuments. 4: Grand Canyon and the Plateau Country. Halka Chronic. Seattle: The Mountaineers. 1988. 158pp. book cover
book cover Stories from Stones: The Geology of the Guadalupe Mountains. David H. Jagnow and Rebecca Rohwer Jagnow. 1992. Carlsbad: Carlsbad Caverns-Guadalupe Mountains Association. 41pp. The Geology of Capitol Reef National Park. Michael Collier. 1987. Torrey: Capitol Reef Natural History Association. 48pp. book cover
book cover Selected Caves and Lava-Tube Systems in and near Lava Beds National Monument, California. Aaron C. Waters, Julie M. Donnelly-Nolan and Bruce W. Rogers. 1990. U.S. Geological Survey Bulletin 1673. 102pp. Geology of Carlsbad Cavern and other caves in the Guadalupe Mountains, New Mexico and Texas. Carol A. Hill. 1987. New Mexico Bureau of Mines & Mineral Resources Bulletin 117. book cover
book cover Roadside Geology of Mount Rainier National Park and Vicinity. Patrick T. Pringle. 2008. Olympia: Washingon State Department of Natural Resources, Washington Division of Geology and Earth Resources Information Circular 107. 191pp. Geology of Craters of the Moon. Douglass E. Owen and Sonja M. Melander. 2013. The Geological Society of America, printed through financial support of Craters of the Moon Natural History Association. 23pp. book cover
book cover Creation of the Teton Landscape: A Geological Chronicle of Jackson Hole & the Teton Range. J. David Love, John C. Reed, Jr. & Kenneth L. Pierce. 1971, 2003 2nd ed. Moose: Grand Teton Natural History Association in cooperation with the National Park Service and U.S. Geological Survey. book cover
book cover The Channeled Scablands of Eastern Washington: The Geologic Story of the Spokane Flood. Paul L. Weis and William L. Newman. 1976. USGS Information Circular 72-2. The Geologic Story of Yosemite National Park. N. King Huber. 1991. Yosemite Association. 68pp. book cover
book cover The geologic story of Arches National Park. S.W. Lohman. 1975. USGS Bulletin 1393. The Geologic Story of Colorado National Monument. S.W. Lohman. 1981. USGS Bulletin 1508. book cover
book cover The Geologic Story of the Uinta Mountains. William R. Hansen. 1975. USGS Bulletin 1291. The Geologic Story of the Great Plains. Donald E. Trimble, 1980, 1990. USGS Bulletin 1493. book cover
book cover The River and the Rocks: The Geologic Story of Great Falls and the Potomac River Gorge. 1970. USGS Bulletin 1471. The Geologic Story of Rocky Mountain National Park. Willis T. Lee. 1917. book cover

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