Friday, October 3, 2008

New Book: Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau

This new book was recently brought to my attention - Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau by Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney.

From the website:
"The Colorado Plateau is one of the world's great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau's rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau highlights the plateau's magnificent present through unique views of its fascinating past. It is a groundbreaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you've never seen it before. This landmark book features:

more than 70 state-of-the-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research

detailed yet accessible text that covers the geology of the plateau in a way nongeologists can appreciate

more than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations

a detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region

Join Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney on a trip through deep time, a trip through the ancient landscapes of the Colorado Plateau."

It is available on for $23.07.

Thanks to Jim for the heads up

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