Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau
by Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney
The Colorado Plateau is one of the world’s great showplaces of sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock. The plateau’s rocky landscapes are home to the greatest concentration of national parks and monuments in the world. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau highlights the plateau’s magnificent present through unique views of its fascinating past. It is a groundbreaking book featuring the geology of the American Southwest in a way you’ve never seen it before. This landmark book features: more than 70 state-of-the-art paleogeographic maps of the region and of the world, developed over many years of geologic research detailed yet accessible text that covers the geology of the plateau in a way nongeologists can appreciate more than 100 full-color photographs, diagrams, and illustrations, a detailed guide of where to go to see the spectacular rocks of the region 176 pages; paperback; 9″ x 12″
About the Author:
Ron Blakey of Northern Arizona University is one of the world’s foremost authorities on the geologic history of the Colorado Plateau. For more than fifteen years, he has meticulously created maps that show how numerous past landscapes gave rise to the region’s stunning geologic formations. Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau is the first book to showcase Blakey’s remarkable work. His maps are accompanied by text by Wayne Ranney, geologist and award-winning author of Carving Grand Canyon. Ranney takes readers on a fascinating tour of the many landscapes depicted in the maps, and Blakey and Ranney’s fruitful collaboration brings the past alive like never before.