Publisher description for Geology of the Southwest : a journey through two billion years of plate-tectonic history / W. Scott Baldridge.


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Counter Scott Baldridge presents a concise guide to the geology of the Southwestern U.S. Two billion years of Earth history are represented in the rocks and landscape of the Southwest U.S., creating natural wonders such as the Grand Canyon, Monument Valley, and Death Valley. This region is considered a geologist's "dream", attracting a large number of undergraduate field classes and amateur geologists. The volume will prove invaluable to students and will also appeal to anyone interested in the geology and landscape of the region's National Parks.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Plate tectonics Southwest, New, Geology Southwest, New