Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region The Geology of Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Petrified Forest & Painted Desert
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Ancient Landscapes of the Grand Canyon Region The Geology of Grand Canyon, Zion, Bryce, Petrified Forest & Painted Desert

By Edwin Dinwiddie McKee
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Table of Contents
  • ANCIENT LANDSCAPES OF THE GRAND CANYON REGION
  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
  • INTRODUCTION
  • CHAPTER I THE ARCHEAN ERA
    • THE EARTH’S OLDEST ROCKS (THE ARCHEAN ERA)
    • GRANITE IN GRAND CANYON (THE ARCHEAN ERA)
  • CHAPTER II THE ALGONKIAN ERA
    • ALGONKIAN ROCKS IN GRAND CANYON
    • FORMATION OF MOUNTAINS (THE ALGONKIAN ERA)
    • EARLY CLIMATES (THE ALGONKIAN ERA)
    • OLDEST KNOWN LIFE (THE ALGONKIAN ERA)
  • CHAPTER III THE PALEOZOIC ERA
    • FIRST ANIMAL LIFE—THE TONTO ROCKS (CAMBRIAN PERIOD)
    • THE MISSING PERIODS OF THE THIRD ERA (ORDOVICIAN AND SILURIAN PERIODS)
    • THE AGE OF FISH (DEVONIAN PERIOD)
    • SEA LIFE FROM THE NORTH—THE REDWALL LIMESTONE (MISSISSIPPIAN OR LOWER CARBONIFEROUS PERIOD)
    • TRACKS IN THE SUPAI SANDSTONE (PERMIAN PERIOD)
    • LANDSCAPES OF THE HERMIT SHALE (PERMIAN PERIOD)
    • WIND-BLOWN SAND—THE COCONINO (PERMIAN PERIOD)
    • WARM SEAS FROM THE WEST—THE TOROWEAP AND KAIBAB FORMATIONS (PERMIAN PERIOD)
  • CHAPTER IV THE MESOZOIC ERA
    • REMNANTS OF YOUNGER STRATA—RED BUTTE AND CEDAR MOUNTAIN (MOENKOPI FORMATION: TRIASSIC PERIOD)
    • THE PETRIFIED FOREST (SHINARUMP AND CHINLE FORMATIONS; TRIASSIC PERIOD)
    • DINOSAUR TRACKS (WINGATE-KAYENTA; JURASSIC PERIOD)
    • THE ROCKS OF ZION CANYON AND RAINBOW NATURAL BRIDGE (NAVAJO SANDSTONE; JURASSIC PERIOD)
    • FROM SEASHELLS TO COAL BEDS (DAKOTA. MANCOS, MESA VERDE; CRETACEOUS PERIOD)
  • CHAPTER V THE CENOZOIC ERA
    • BRYCE CANYON FORMATION (WASATCH: EOCENE EPOCH)
    • A GREAT EROSION SURFACE (CENOZOIC AGE)
    • CRUSTAL MOVEMENT AT GRAND CANYON (CENOZOIC AGE)
    • CUTTING THE GRAND CANYON (PLIOCENE AND PLEISTOCENE EPOCHS)
    • THE FORMING OF ZION CANYON (PLIOCENE AND PLEISTOCENE EPOCHS)
    • GLACIERS (PLEISTOCENE EPOCH)
    • SAN FRANCISCO MOUNTAIN VOLCANIC FIELD (PLIOCENE AND PLEISTOCENE EPOCHS)
    • ELEPHANTS AND CAMELS (PLEISTOCENE EPOCH)
    • ADVENT OF MAN IN THE SOUTHWEST (PLEISTOCENE HISTORIC)
  • GEOLOGICAL BIBLIOGRAPHY OF GRAND CANYON REGION Including Zion, Bryce, Painted Desert, and Petrified Forest
  • Transcriber’s Note
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