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Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country

 
Learn about the Geology of Yellowstone Country with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 301 pages that are packed with detailed information about Yellowstone Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Marc S. Hendrix is the author.

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Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country Table of Contents

Preface

vii

Acknowledgments

ix

Introduction

1

Vignettes

1

1. The Missing Record of Deep Time

    The Great Unconformity in Shoshone River Canyon
15

2. Invasion of the Trilobites

    Cambrian Sea Life Flourishes near Cody
27

3. Limy Record of Shallow Seas

    Mississippian Limestone at Pebble Creek Campground
37

4. The Cretaceous Interior Seaway

    Marine Deposits in Gardner River Canyon
45

5. Mountains Reduced to Rubble

    Sphinx Mountain and The Helmet
56

6. Basement Rock on the Rise

    Uplift of Rattlesnake and Cedar Mountains
71

7. Strange Brew

    The Unusual Volcanic Rocks near Sylvan Pass
79

8. Debris Flow Deposits

    Coarse Conglomerate between Cody and East Entrence
91

9. Fossilized Forests

    Petrified Wood in Tom Miner Basin
100

10. From Playa Lakes to Rushing Rivers

    Landscape Changes Recorded at Hepburn's Mesa
113

11. Arrival of the Hot Spot

    The First Caldera-Forming Eruption in Yellowstone
127

12. The Yellowstone Volcano Erupts Again!

    Tuff Smothers the Region aand a Caldera Forms
143

13. The Youngest Eruptions

    Rhyolite Flows in the Firehole River Drainage
157

14. Ice Sculptures along the Beartooth Highway

    Glaciers Carve Yellowstone's Landscapes
171

15. Rivers of Dirty Ice

    Glacial Deposits in Northern Yellowstone
186

16. Melting Ice and Sliding Shale

    Floods and Earthflows near Gardiner
197

17. Terraced Travertines

    Mammoth's Famous Hot Springs
209

18. Siliceous Sinter

    Old Faithful and Upper Geyser Basin
223

19. Hydrothermal Explosions

    Norris Geyser Basin and Yellowstone Lake's North Shore
237

20. The Night the Ground Shook

    The 1959 Hebgen Lake Earthquake
251

Epilogue:

The Certainty of Change in Yellowstone
266

Glossary

273

Sources of More Information

283

GPS Coordinates for Stop Locations

291

Index

293

 

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