The Broken Land: Adventures in Great Basin Geology by Frank DecourtenThe Broken Land: Adventures in Great Basin Geology by Frank Decourten

The Broken Land: Adventures in Great Basin Geology

byFrank Decourten

Paperback | May 7, 2003

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"The desert may seem timeless from within the Yellow Circle tonight, but the permanence of the surrounding landscape is only an illusion. Even the land is alive here, constantly changing and evolving as do all living things. Nothing here is 'finished.' Everything around us—the plants, the animals, the rocks, and the terrain itself—is in the process of becoming something else. And, of course, so are we. None of us around the campfire tonight are the same people we were yesterday, or will be tomorrow."—from the book

The Broken Land surveys the geological phenomena of the magnificent Great Basin landscape of western Utah, Nevada, eastern California, and adjacent regions. Each chapter focuses on a locality or area that provides insight into the deep history of one of North America's most remote regions—one of its continental margins. It is the only book available covering the geology of the entire Great Basin. Written for anyone with a casual to serious interest in natural history, The Broken Land conveys Frank DeCourten's awe at the story written in the rock of the basin.

Frank DeCourten is professor in the department of geology and earth sciences at Sierra College in Rocklin, California, and is the author of Dinosaurs of Utah (University of Utah Press, 1998).
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Title:The Broken Land: Adventures in Great Basin GeologyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 11 × 8.5 × 0.8 inPublished:May 7, 2003Publisher:University of Utah PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0874807514

ISBN - 13:9780874807516

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"The subtitle of this book by DeCourten nicely conveys the feeling one gets from reading it-a sense of adventure. Highly recommended."-CHOICE