- By Marc Hendrix

Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country

  • Title: Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country
  • Author: Marc Hendrix
  • ISBN: 9780878425761
  • Page: 391
  • Format: Paperback
  • Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country Although it s also known for for wolves bison and stunning scenery Yellowstone National Park was established as the world s first national park in largely because of its geological wonders In

    Although it s also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world s first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders In Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, author and geologist Marc Hendrix takes you to over twenty sites in the park and surrounding region that illustrate the deep timeAlthough it s also known for for wolves, bison, and stunning scenery, Yellowstone National Park was established as the world s first national park in 1872 largely because of its geological wonders In Geology Underfoot in Yellowstone Country, author and geologist Marc Hendrix takes you to over twenty sites in the park and surrounding region that illustrate the deep time story of Yellowstone Country, from its early existence as a seafloor hundreds of millions of years ago to an earthquake swarm in 2008 that caused some folks to wonder if the Yellowstone Volcano was going to blow its top again.

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    1. I bought this book in a visitor's center in Grand Teton National Park after leaving Yellowstone. I really wish I would have found it before I led the park. The author presents 20 vignettes about the geologic history of the Yellowstone Region, most of which were very interesting. What really sets this book apart, though, is that the author gives locations for each vignette where you can visit the geology in question, and see it firsthand. I visited or drove by a good portion of the locations in t [...]

    2. Well written, hugely informative book about the geology in and around Yellowstone Park. Done in vignettes, with directions for where to go to see the geologic evidence up close, it provides a path to see not only what happened to form Yellowstone, but also how geologists are able to figure it out. Occasionally, one might have wished for an outline of what is being covered, but that is a minor defect in an otherwise great book.

    3. What a fun nerdy book! If you are the least bit interested in geology, or have ever seen some rock formation and wondered "how did that happen?", this is the book for you! Head on over to Yellowstone fully informed and ready to increase your enjoyment ten-fold!

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