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Story of how the landscape of two great national parks was shaped by earthquakes, volcanoes, geysers and, in the uplifted Rocky Mountains, mountain glaciers.
Preface; 1. A Land of Scenery and Violence; 2. In the Wake of the Yellowstone Hotspot; 3. Cataclysm! The Hotspot Reaches Yellowstone; 4. How Yellowstone Works; 5. The Broken Earth: Why the Tetons are Grand; 6. Ice Over Fire: Glaciers Carve the Landsape; 7. Future Disasters; 8. Grand Teton Tour; 9. Yellowstone Tour; References
"Geologist Smith and science writer Siegel team up to tell the exciting story of how Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks came to be."--Bob Decker, former director of the U.S. Geological Surveys Hawaiian Volcano Observatory and Professor Emeritus, Dartmouth College, and Barbara Decker, science writer