Geology Underfoot Along Colorado's Front Range (Paperback)
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In Geology Underfoot along Colorado's Front Range, the most recent addition to the Geology Underfoot series, authors (and geoscientists) Lon Abbott and Terri Cook narrate the Front Range's tale, from its humble beginnings as a flat, nondescript seafloor through several ghostly incarnations as a towering mountain range. The book's 21 chapters, or vignettes, lead you to easily accessible stops along the Front Range's highways and byways, where you'll meet the apatosaur and other dinosaurs who roamed the floodplains and beaches that once covered the Front Range; look for diamonds in rare, out-of-the-way volcanic pipes; learn how America's mountain, Pikes Peak, developed from molten magma miles below the surface only to become an important visual landmark for early Great Plains' travelers; and walk the Gangplank, a singularly important plateau for both nineteenth-century westward expansion and our understanding of the Front Range's most recent exhumation.
About the Author
Geologists Lon Abbott and Terri Cook teach at Prescott College in Prescott, Arizona. Lon's fieldwork has taken him from the remote mountain peaks of Papua New Guinea to a 15,000-foot-deep ocean trench near Costa Rica--and many places in between. Terri has specialized in rocks from deep-sea hot springs. Her interests in geology and archaeology have led her across six continents. Lon and Terri are also the authors of Hiking the Grand Canyon's Geology.
Terri Cook lives in New York and runs her own marketing company, servicing small business owners in the NYC area. She is a tour guide for the Municipal Arts Society, the Greenwich Village Society for Historic Preservation, and Open House New York.