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Roadside Geology of Utah - Second Edition

 
Learn about the Geology of Utah with maps, photos and expert descriptions! This 6"x9" paperback has 370 pages that are packed with detailed information about Utah Geology. See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Authored by Felicie Williams, Lucy Chronic, and Halka Chronic.

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Roadside Geology of Utah (Second Edition) - Table of Contents

Getting Started

1
    The Face of the Earth
1
    Geologic Time
1
    Looking Deeper
2
    Rocks and Minerals
5
    A Word about Formations
10
    Joints, Faults, and Folds
10

Great Events in Utah

13

High, Wide, and Lonesome: The Plateau Country

25
    Where Brilliant Colors Meet your Eyes
25
    In Earth's Sculpture Garden: Weathering and Erosion
25
    The Colorado Plateau: A Raft in a Stormy Sea of Mountain Building
27
    Getting to Know Utah's Plateau Country
28
    Of What Use Can Such a Desert Be?
32
    Road Guides to the Colorado Plateau
32
        I-70: Colorado State Line - Green River
32
        I-70: Green River - Fremont Junction
36
        US 6 / 191: Green River - Price
42
        US 40: Heber City - Duchesne
46
        US 40: Duchesne - Colorado State Line
50
        US 89: Arizona State Line - Kanab
56
        US 163: Arizona State Line - Bluff
60
        US 191: Arizona State Line - Monticello
65
        US 191: Monticello - 1-70
71
        US 191: Helper - Duchesne
76
        Utah 9: I-15 - Mt. Carmel Junction
79
        Utah 10: Price - Fremont Junction
83
        Utah 24: Fruita - I-70 near Green River
87
        Utah 95: Hanksville - Blanding
92
        Utah 128: Cisco - Moab
99
        Utah 276: Natural Bridges - Utah 95 via Halls Crossing at Lake Powell
103

II. Utah's Backbone: The High Country

109
    Mountain Building Dramatically Exposed
109
    Many Uses for These Mountains
114
    Road Guides for Utah's High Country
114
        I-70: Fremont Junction - Cove Fort
114
        I-80 / 84 loop: Salt Lake City - Uintah
121
        US 6: Price - Spanish Fork
125
        US 89: Kanab - Panguitch
130
        US 89: Panguitch - Sevier
135
        US 89: Salina - Thistle
141
        US 89: Brigham City - Garden City
146
        US 189 and US 40: Provo - Silver Creek Junction
151
        US 191 and Utah 44: Vernal - Wyoming State Line
156
        Utah 12: Torrey - US 89 near Panguitch
164
        Utah 14: Cedar City - Long Valley Junction
170
        Utah 24: Sigurd - Fruita
174
        Utah 30 and 16: Garden City - Woodruff
179
        Utah 39: Woodruff - Ogden
183
        Utah 143: Panguitch - Parowan
188
        Utah 150: Kamas - Wyoming State Line
192

III. The Great Basin and the Wasatch Front

197
    Gaunt Mountain Ranges and Empty Basins
197
    Erosion and Weathering in a Landlocked Basin
199
    Thick Sediments, Huge Volcanoes, and Mountain Building
200
    In the Shadow of Faults
201
    People and the Vast Desert
201
    The Great Salt Lake and Lake Bonneville
202
    Road Guides of the Great Basin and Wasatch Front
208
        I-15 and I-84: Idaho State Line - Salt Lake City
208
        I-15: Salt Lake City - Spanish Fork
213
        I-15: Spanish Fork - Scipio
219
        I-15: Scipio - Cove Fort
222
        I-15: Cove Fort - Cedar City
227
        I-15: Cedar City - Arizona State Line
230
        I-80: Wendover - Salt Lake City
235
        US 6: Santaquin - Delta
239
        US 6 / 50: Delta - Nevada State Line
244
        Utah 50: Delta - Salina
248
        Utah 18: St. George - Beryl Junction
251
        Utah 21: Nevada State Line - Beaver
255
        Utah 30: Snowville - Nevada State Line
260
        Utah 36: Tintic Junction - I-80
264
        Utah 56: Uvada - Cedar City
268
        Utah 257: Milford - Hinckley
271

IV. Something Special: Parks, Monuments and Recreation Area

277
    Arches National Park
277
    Bryce Canyon National Park and Cedar Breaks National Monument
282
    Canyonlands National Park
288
    Capitol Reef National Park
296
    Dinosaur National Monument
299
    Glen Canyon National Recreation Area
305
    Grand Staircase - Escalante National Monument
312
    Natural Bridges National Monument
317
    Rainbow Bridge National Monument
320
    Timpanogos Cave National Monument
322
    Zion National Park
325

Glossary

333

Museums, Maps and General Refrences

347

Index

357

 

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