Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range

Book - 2012
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The book¿s 21 chapters, or vignettes, lead you to easily accessible stops along the Front Range¿s highways and byways, where you¿ll meet the apatosaur and other dinosaurs who roamed the floodplains and beaches that once covered the Front Range; look for diamonds in rare, out-of-the-way volcanic pipes; learn how America¿s mountain, Pikes Peak, developed from molten magma miles below the surface only to become an important visual landmark for early Great Plains¿ travelers; and walk the Gangplank, a singularly important plateau for both nineteenth-century westward expansion and our understanding of the Front Range¿s most recent exhumation.
Publisher: Missoula, Montana : Mountain Press Publishing Company, c2012
ISBN: 9780878425952
0878425950
Characteristics: vii, 338 pages : illustrations (some color), maps (some color) ; 23 cm
Additional Contributors: Cook, Terri 1969-
Call Number: 557.886 ABB

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Abbott and Cook detail the history of Colorado's Front Range—all 1.8 billion years of it. Easy to read with diagrams and guides to interesting geologic locations.

Abbott and Cook detail the history of Colorado's Front Range—all 1.8 billion years of it. Easy to read with diagrams and guides to interesting geologic locations.


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