The ancient sedimentary formations of northern Idaho, the Idaho batholith in the central part of the state, the continental hot spot track and newly discovered meteorite impact crater of the volcanic Snake River Plain, and the Active faults of the Basin and Range province are all chapters in an exciting geologic story. The Yellowstone anomaly was most intriguing having originated in Idaho. This book is definitely a learning experience. A Category: Science Page: 393 View: 1827 An introductory chapter briefly reviews Idaho's geology followed by a series of road guides with the local particulars. Durch die Einführung dieser Erläuterungsmethode finden sich vielfach im Text Einzelsti- worte, die lediglich einen Hinweis auf die Erläuterung bei einem bestimmten Sammelstichwort aufweisen z.
The authors central theme that continental plate tectonics are the fundamental processes of Northwest geologic history permeates throughout the book. Fluctuating seas full of marine life, widespread floodplains and rivers choked with sediment, and mile-thick ice sheets from the north all shaped Ohio's present landscape. Especially if you are curious about geology as I am. For example, reading about the prehistoric outlet to Lake Bonneville while driving through it, or reading details about the consequences of the explosive volcanic eruption that formed Yellowstone Lake while driving through those detail. Each chapter covers a specific subregion, allowing for maximum flexibility both in the classroom and for the casual reader.
Lot's of info that I had never heard before. The level will satisfy a scientist, an interested and somewhat informed adult, but it's a bit above what a Cub Scout leader would want. I have only traveled in eastern Idaho in the past, as a byproduct of visits to western Wyoming Yellowstone and Tetons. Understanding of the regions geology has led to new insight in volcanic eruption prediction, disaster preparedness, the environmental effects of mining, and urban development as it relates to geologic hazards. Created via tectonic plate movements and accretionary events, the original terranes were subsequently covered by sedimentary layers, ash, lavas, and glacial debris. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean.
After all, Idaho is only good for potatoes, right? The authors don't seem to share my feelings, but that doesn't take away from these great books. The authors tell you what the rocks are and what they mean. Using this book, readers will be able to figure out whether they are standing on an ancient seafloor, coal swamp, or sand dune. I have one general quibble with the series, and that is the seeming disdain the authors show for old-time prospectors. From that exercise he was fascinated by a particular chapter in the geology lesson he learned on the road: that dealing with volcanoes. Weiterhin wurde zur sinnvollen Verknüpfung von Stichwörtern im Text selber oder im Anschluss an ihn ein Hinweis auf verwandte Stichwörter gegeben z.
So yeah, fascinating stuff but as always there is always somethi This book really opened my eyes to the uniqueness and underlying beauty of Idaho. Second Edition Author: William N. These books are wonderful eye openers adding richness and understanding not otherwise available to the interested amateur. To the west is the immense Great Basin, a region characterized by rank upon rank of long, narrow, gaunt mountain ranges alternating with desert basins that are among the flattest surfaces on Earth. All in all it's one of my favorite books on the Geology of Idaho.
Eiszeiten, Vulkanismus, Erosion, Meteoriteneinschläge - unser Planet hat in seiner Geschichte schon einiges mitgemacht. But this flaw should not cause you to dismiss the book. You'll discover badlands, braided rivers, fossil rhinos entombed in volcanic ash, and the largest dune field in the Western Hemisphere. All Roadside Geology books are in a paperback, six-by-nine format and include maps, photographs, and illustrations. Expert kayaker Don Skillman describes a range of varied trips to satisfy every type of kayaker.
You will learn about the many Ice Age lake megafloods that left their marks on the major river valleys. Utah's high mountains, showcasing the results of what happens as the Earth bends, folds, and breaks itself apart, run like a backbone down the center of the state. The state of Idaho is full of interesting geology; from the Craters of the Moon, to the Snake River Canyon, to the lakes of the Idaho Panhandle. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works. For those interested in other parts of Idaho, a companion volume includes broad areas of the rest of the state. Works can belong to more than one series.
These processes, begun millions of years ago, continue to affect the area, as seen in the eruption of Mount St. Roadside Geology of Utah's 65 road guides traverse the state's major thoroughfares as well as its dusty, sleepy, winding two-lane highways. Nach der Lektüre dieses Buches glaubt man fest daran. The book is very clearly laid out: the first half covers some basic aspects of geology in relation to the North American continent, especially as these facts relate to Idaho. Book Summary: The title of this book is Roadside Geology of Idaho Roadside Geology Series and it was written by , ,. Our next trip is North on highway 93 to the Salmon river above Salmon Idaho.