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Geology of Death Valley National Park

Geology of Death Valley National Park - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-0757509506

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ISBN13: 978-0757509506
ISBN10: 0757509509
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Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.
Published: 2004
International: No

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Geology of Death Valley National Park - 2ND 04 edition

ISBN13: 978-0757509506

Marli B. Miller and Lauren A. Wright

ISBN13: 978-0757509506
ISBN10: 0757509509
Cover type:
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 04
Publisher: Kendall/Hunt Pub. Co.

Published: 2004
International: No
Summary

Geology of Death Valley National Park, Second Edition, by Marli B. Miller and Lauren A. Wright, is a must for field trips and for those who want to get the most from their visit to this beautiful park. Get to know Death Valley National Park in a unique way through amazing full-color photographs by Marli Miller, and detailed descriptions of its world class geology! New to this edition are six different road guides that give a tour of Death Valley, with detailed geology highlighted. Discover where to go in the park to see specific results of geologic activity. Geologists and non-geologists alike will be impressed by the incredible variety of geologic features and the fascinating history behind the landscape we know today as Death Valley.

Outsanding Features:

  • A color geologic map shows the bedrock geology of Death Valley
  • Sidebars explain different fault types, rock types, and stratigraphic thickness
  • Definitions throughout the text explain geologic terms
  • Extensive reference list shows readers where to look for more details and information

Table of Contents

Chapter One Death Valley's Active Geology

Active Faulting Along the Black Mountains Front
Alluvial Fans
Badlands Topography
The Black Mountains and the Basin Ranges from Dante's View
Playa Lakes and the Death Valley Salt Pan
Racetrack Playa
Lake Manly
Young Volcanic Features
Sand Dunes
Springs
Ventifacts

Chapter Two Shaping of the Present Landscape Extensional Tectonics and the "Basin Range Event"

The Faults
The Ranges
The Basins
The Central Death Valley Plutonic-Volcanic Field
Amount and Style of Crustal Extension in Death Valley

Chapter Three Geologic History

The Ancient Basement and Prolonged Erosion
The Pahrump Group Proterozoic Basins and Uplands
The Noonday Dolomite, Ibex Formation and Johnnie Fomation Forshadowing the Environment of a Passive Continental Margin
The Stirling Quartzite, Wood Canyon Formation, and Zabriskie Quartzite The Clastic Wedge of a Developing Continental Margin
The Paleozoic and Early Mesozoic Carbonate Shelf
The Closing of the Paleozoic Ocean in Mesozoic Time
The Missing Sedimentary Record and Beginnings of the Basin and Range Event
The Oligocene and early Miocene Flood Plain and the Bordering Upland
Late Cenozoic Extension

Chapter Four Death Valley Road Guides

Road and Field Guide to the Northern Black Mountains
Road to Dante's View
Road to Ubehebe Crater and Scotty's Castle (Northern Death Valley)
Beatty Cut-off Road to Start of Titus Canyon Road
Titus Canyon
Western Park Boundary to Stovepipe Wells (Western Death Valley)

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