Mountain Press has published a second edition of the Roadside Geology of Utah by Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic. The second edition is significantly improved with lots of full color photos, illustrations and maps.
This 6″ x 9″ paperback with 370 pages has detailed maps, photos and descriptions about the geology of Utah in road log format.
This map shows the overlapping geographic ranges of three types of bears that inhabit North America – polar bears, black bears and grizzly bears (also known as brown bears).
This map was compiled by superimposing three maps prepared by Karl Musser (American black bear – Creative Commons License), Simon Pierre Barrette (grizzly bear – GNU Free Document License), and Fabio B (polar bear – public domain).
“National Science Foundation scientists are working to reconstruct the climate history of the Ruth Glacier area over the last thousand years. They’re researching the relationship between the temperatures and precipitation rates, and the response of glaciers in this area to climate changes.” Quoted from NSF.
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