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The Southwest Inside Out

 
Southwest inside out

An Illustrated Guide to the Land and Its History


A friendly and informative guide to the awe-inspiring landscapes of the Greater Southwest - what they are, where they are, and how they came to be. The winner of 5 different awards, this gorgeous book is a great gift for a friend, or it would be a fabulous addition to your coffee table. This 8" x 11 1/4" paperback has 282 pages with over 300 color photographs, illustrations, and maps. So beautiful, you have to see it to believe it. Wow! See table of contents at the bottom of this page. Thomas Wiewandt and Maureen Wilks, authors.
Only $24.95

The Southwest Inside Out:
An Illustrated Guide to the Land and Its History
Table of Contents

1. Face of the Land

14
    Regions of the Southwest
16
    Gold to Ghost Towns
22
    Copper Mining, Then & Now
24
    Copper Country
26
    Rocks Exposed: Recycled Scenery
28
    Crystals & Gemstones
34

2. Fire-Formed Landscapes

36
    Lava Flows to Cow-Pie Bombs
43
    Craters & Cones
48
    Volcanic Necks & Dikes
52

3. Standing-Up Shapes

54
    Mesas, Buttes, & Pinnacles
58
    Hoodoos
62
    Cliffs & Alcoves
64
    Arches & Bridges
70

4. Dunes

76
    Dune Fields & Forms
82
    Surviving in Sand
85
    Deserts on the March
90

5. Where Water Comes and Goes

92
    Washes and Arroyos
98
    Desert Fans and Bajadas
100
    Slot Canyons
102
    Tanks & Potholes
106
    Playas
108
    Badlands
114

6. Where Water Is

116
    Canyons
124
    Canyon Shapes
126
    Springs, Cienegas, & Travertine
130
    Hanging Gardens
136

7. Surfaces

138
    Colors: Science & Symbolism
142
    Nature's Paint Pot
148
    Born to Blend In
153
    Textures & Patterns Underfoot
154
    Artfully Weathered Walls
158

8. Stories in Stone

160
    Missing Fossils, Missing Layers, Missing Time
166
    Ancient Landscapes
168
    Official State Fossils
175

Where to Find Them

178

Good Books and Websites

195

Index

200

Maps

    Geo-Regions
16
    Desert Regions
17
    Volcanic Features
40
    Major Cliff Dwellings
69
    Major Dune Fields
80
    Rivers, Lakes, & Dams
118
    Roadmap to the Southwest
(Insert)

 

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