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Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery #2020

Carving Grand Canyon Evidence Theories and Mystery Carving Grand Canyon provides a synopsis of the intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style tha

  • Title: Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery
  • Author: Wayne Ranney
  • ISBN: 9780938216827
  • Page: 121
  • Format: Paperback
  • Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery By Wayne Ranney, Carving Grand Canyon provides a synopsis of the intriguing ideas and innovative theories that geologists have developed over time This story of a fascinating landscape is told in an engaging style that nonscientists will find inviting The story s end, however, remains a mystery yet to be solved.

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    1. I ve just finished reading this a second time in preparation for attending a seminar by the author I ve upgraded my rating to 5 from 4 stars because I can t imagine a better book on this topic.Wayne does a great job of weaving together the history of the naturalists and geologists who have attempted over the years to explain the evolution of the Colorado River and the Grand Canyon, along with their evolving theories, each one building on the earlier ones.The one thing you learn is that the histo [...]

    2. CARVING GRAND CANYON EVIDENCE, THEORIES, AND MYSTERY, by Wayne Ranney, is the next logical book to read after the one he co wrote with Ron Blakey, ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF THE COLORADO PLATEAU In ANCIENT LANDSCAPES, the authors describe the environments in which the layers of the Colorado Plateau formed and illustrate those concepts with paleogeographic maps As you study those maps, you can t help but try to impose the Grand Canyon on them, since it s the feature that best exposes the layers At wha [...]

    3. I am a person that thinks I should be a geologist in my next lifetime In other words, have no geology background besidesadside rock hounding and appreciating what the surfaces I see living in Colorado I would recommend this book to help explain what you see at the Grand Canyon The author takes it back, to not only the evolution of the Grand Canyon over time, but interweaves the past scientists studies and thoughts regarding what really happened Some things were agreeable through time, some were [...]

    4. This is a short, colorful book that tries to explain complex geological concepts in a simple way that the general public can understand.What is amazing is that even though the Grand Canyon is one of the most studied certainly one of the most viewed areas of geologic interest, it is still one of the least understood Yes, the layers visible in the cliff walls have been dated and fairly well interpreted, but the carving process is not The book explains possible processes such as headwater erosion, [...]

    5. This book is an excellent history of the thoughts about the Grand Canyon formation If you want to learn the complexity of the formation of this amazing natural landscape, this book will teach you the building of ideas covering it You can jump to the last chapter if you want to learn what the prevailing ideas of Grand Canyon origins are nowadays I miss some detailed maps with landscapes features mentioned in the text, though I bought mine at Grand Canyon Village and it was the best book there.

    6. This book is a natural sequel to Ancient Landscapes of the Colorado Plateau by Ron Blakey and Wayne Ranney It lays out the history of exploration of the Grand Canyon and all the theories of how it and the Colorado River came to be I was surprised to learn how many different ideas there are that are still being researched and debated about the formation of the canyon I would recommend this book to anyone who travels and photographs the Southwest.

    7. I think I am persuaded that the Grand Canyon is mystery and theory since much of the evidence is, indeed, washed away I should have noticed that the title was Carving and not depositing I am still looking to fully understand and appreciate how the layers that were Carved were deposited as it is the remaining carved layers that are the fascinating stage for a passage on the Colorado through the Grand Canyon.

    8. Unless you are of a scientific bent or even already a geologist, I might recommend steering clear of this book The rigor that it uses is extensive for a book with as many glossy and colorful pages as this one it definitely is a conversation between rigorous scientific theories than an introductory text But it is really well explained even if it goes rather deeply into ideas of geological evidence I enjoyed it, though I ll have to read it again to understand it all.

    9. I hadn t realized the story of the Grand Canyon was that complicated This is specifically what the title says, a book about the carving of the Canyon, so it doesn t go much into the various layers and when how they were formed Written at a level that was accessible for someone who wasn t that good with geology.

    10. This was a really neat collection of historical accounts and ideas of how the Grand Canyon was formed, with some great photos and diagrams to accompany it Though it s certainly fascinating, it s a pretty dense piece of work, and if you re not into geology to begin with, you might do well to have Google handy for a bit of the terminology.

    11. Very informative, surprisingly readable Still easier to understand if you re a geologist but then you d probably be bored I give it a 4 star rating because i bet it s the best book on the subject, not because it s a great historical account or well written piece of literature.

    12. If you want to broaden your knowledge base, and are inclined to learn about the geography of a very beautiful landscape, this book is for you.

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