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Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah

By: Orndorff, Richard L.
Price: $18.00

Mountain Press Publishing Company2006.
Standing before any of southern Utah’s enigmatic landforms, it’s clear there’s a story here. What carved the goblins in Goblin Valley, the domes at Capitol Reef, the towering sandstone walls of Zion Canyon, and Bryce’s hoodoo fairyland, not to mention all those arches and natural bridges? Geology Underfoot in Southern Utah explores the stories behind 33 handpicked sites—some world-famous, others off the beaten path. Marvel at tales of ancient eruptions, deserts, seas, and swamps; the movements of massive rock units over eons; and the rock’s interactions with the life above it, including humankind. Along the way, visit dinosaur trackways, old mines, rock glaciers, oysters in the desert, and more.

Geology Underfoot is a hands-on series about getting out of your car and really looking at rocks and landforms. Books in the series are meant to inform, no matter how much or how little geology you know, and be a good read, whether you’re on site or off. Paperback,286 pages.