Mountain Press Publishing Missoula Montana

Landforms of Southern Utah

A Photographic Exploration

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Media: Paperback

Item #: 309   Price: $5.00
ISBN: 0-87842-539-X
Pages: 100   Size: 8 3/8 x 9

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August 2007
Landforms of Southern Utah: A Photographic Exploration invites readers to see landforms through a geologist's eyes: a cliff marking the line of a fault, a mesa capped with well-cemented sandstone, and a fin paralleling a set of fractures. Brief essays about the geologic history of more than twenty places in Southern Utah accompany vibrant color photographs of landforms, from volcanic cinder cones to collapsed valleys and from modern sand dunes to ancient dunes preserved in cliffs of 200-million-year-old sandstone. Authors Orndorff and Futey do justice to the colorful arches, hoodoos, and canyons that Utah is famous for but also include geologic stories and photographs of lesser-known features such as lava flows and clastic dikes. Shaded-relief maps highlight the region's topography, bringing fractures, faults, and folds to life on a grand scale.