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Tertiary history of the Grand Cañon District : with atlas / by Clarence E. Dutton.

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Author/Creator:
Dutton, Clarence E. (Clarence Edward), 1841-1912.
Language:
English.
Reprint/reissue date:
1977
Original date:
1882
Imprint:
Santa Barbara : Peregrine Smith, 1977.
Format:
  • Book
  • xxii, 264 p., [21] leaves of plates : ill. ; 29 cm.
Title Variation:
Tertiary history of the Grand Canyon District with atlas
Note:
Reprint of the 1882 ed. published by the U.S. Geological Survey, Washington, which was issued as vol. 2 of its Monographs. Includes index.
Contents:
  • General description of the topographic and geologic features of the Grand Canon District
  • The Mesozoic terraces upon the northern border of the district
  • A description of the Vermilion Cliffs and of the Valley of the Virgen
  • The great denudation
  • The Toroweap Valley and the middle portion of the Grand Canon
  • The Uinkaret Plateau
  • A journey from Kanab across the desert to the Kaibab Plateau and ato the brink of the chasm
  • The scenery of the Grand Canon in the Kaibab division viewed from Point Sublime
  • The amphitheaters of the Kaibab division
  • Structural geology and evolution of the Kaibab Plateau
  • The Paria Plateau and the Marble Canon platform
  • Physical history and evolution of the Grand Canon District
  • The excavation of the Grand Canon : corrasion and weathering
  • The excavation of the Grand Canon : origin of the details of its erosion.
Series:
Monographs of the United States Geological Survey ; v. 2.
Subjects:
ISBN:
0879050314
9780879050313

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