Grand Canyon Geology by Stanley S. BeusGrand Canyon Geology by Stanley S. Beus

Grand Canyon Geology

byStanley S. Beus, Michael Morales

Paperback | October 15, 2002

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This second edition of the leading book on Grand Canyon geology contains the most recent discoveries and interpretations of the origin and history of the canyon. It includes two entirely new chapters: one on debris flow in the Canyon and one on the impact of water flow releases from the GlenCanyon Dam. All chapters have been updated where necessary and all photographs have been replaced or re-screened for better resolution. Written by acknowledged experts in stratigraphy, paleontology, structural geology, geomorphology, volcanism and seismology, this book offers a wealth of informationfor geologists and general readers interested in acquiring an understanding of the geological history of this great natural wonder.

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Stanley S. Beus is at Northern Arizona University. Michael Morales is at Emporia State University, Kansas.

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Title:Grand Canyon GeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:448 pages, 5.98 × 9.09 × 1.1 inPublished:October 15, 2002Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0195122992

ISBN - 13:9780195122992

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Foreword1. Introducing the Grand Canyon2. Paleoproterozoic Rocks of the Granite Gorges3. Grand Canyon Supergroup: Unkar Group4. Grand Canyon Supergroup: Nankoweap Formation, Chuar Group, and Sixtymile Formation5. Geologic Structure of the Grand Canyon Supergroup6. Tonto Group7. Temple Butte Formation8. Redwall Limestone and Surprise Canyon Formation9. Supai Group and Hermit Formation10. Coconino Sandstone11. Toroweap Formation12. Kaibab Formation13. Mesozoic and Cenozoic Strata of the Colorado Plateau Near the Grand Canyon14. Post-Precambrian Tectonism in the Grand Canyon Region15. History of the Grand Canyon and of the Colorado River in Arizona16. Hydraulics and Geomorphology of the Colorado River in the Grand Canyon17. Late Cenozoic Lava Dams in the Western grand Canyon18. Earthquakes and Seismicity of the Grand Canyon Region19. Holocene Terraces, Sand Dunes, and Debris Fans along the20. Debris Flows and the Colorado River21. Side Canyons of the Colorado River in Grand CanyonBibliographyIndex