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Windows into the Earth The Geologic Story of Yellowstone and Grand Teton National Parks

By: Robert B Smith
240 pages, 69 illustrations
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  • Windows into the Earth ISBN: 9780195105971 Paperback Apr 2000 Usually dispatched within 5 days
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  • Windows into the Earth ISBN: 9780195105964 Hardback Dec 2000 Out of Print #109371
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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.

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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

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By: Robert B Smith
240 pages, 69 illustrations
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"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

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