272 pages, Col plates & diags
The Southwest USA is considered a geologist's 'dream', and attracts a large number of amateur geologists and undergraduate field classes. This book provides the first concise and accessible account of the geology and landscape of the region.
'This well-written and well-illustrated book ! provides an accessible account of the evolution of the region from the Palaeoproterozoic onwards.' Progress in Physical Geography 'This is a very approachable book, and could be enjoyed by anyone with an interest in geology ! this is a good read and sets out what was intended !'. The Open University Geological Society Journal '! the plot moves along briskly, unburdened by superfluous detail ! clear analysis ! this is an informative and entertaining book to buy the next time you take your family to see Carlsbad Caverns, Monument Valley or the Grand Canyon, or they take you to Phoenix or Las Vegas.' Geological Magazine
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