[[ KINDLE ]] ❅ Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery Author Wayne Ranney – Pandorajewelry70off.us

Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and MysteryCarving 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.

Wayne Ranney is a geologist, author, and trail guide who loves to share his passion for geology and earth history with all who are curious about planet Earth Wayne writes books, leads outdoor adventures, and teaches geology classes in Flagstaff, Arizona.

[[ KINDLE ]] ❅ Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery Author Wayne Ranney – Pandorajewelry70off.us
  • Paperback
  • 160 pages
  • Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery
  • Wayne Ranney
  • English
  • 07 April 2017
  • 9780938216827

10 thoughts on “Carving Grand Canyon: Evidence, Theories, and Mystery

  1. says:

    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 ...

  2. says:

    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 what point, you may wonder, does the canyon begin to be carved CARVING GRAND CANYON is the best answer to that question It narrates the attempt by geologists to formulate a unified theory of how the Grand Canyon formed and how long it took to do so Once you ve started reading it you ll realize that theory is complicated.Fortunately, it s also fascinating a story of rivers and basins, faults and frost wedging, lava flows and karst collapse, personalities and plate tectonics If you look at a map of the Canyon, from Lee s Ferry to Grand Wash Cliffs, you may suspect that it s not simply a question of how old the Colorado River is though that s the most pertinent question It s a question of ...

  3. says:

    This is a really good book, published by the Grand Canyon association and written for laypersons who want to know about how the amazing canyon came to be The longest chapter is a summary of the major geologists who developed theories that have led to our current understanding There may always be gaps in what we know and Ranney explains why , but you can learn a lot There are also lots of diagrams and pictures to help out.I also liked how Ranney presents the scientific process, as an accretion of knowledge in which even those theories that, ultimately didn t pan out helped to advance knowledge Also we see how developments in technology also clearly explained give us information and may even resurrect some abandoned theories If you re going to the canyon, you should consider reading this book first, so that you can fully appreciate what you see I got it at the Yavapai Geology Museum and wished I d read it in advance I also recommend the Trail of Time and the guideboo...

  4. says:

    After reading Beyond the 100th Meridian by Wallace Stegner, and because I live in the area, I got really interested in how the Grand Canyon was formed This is a great book But if I was doing it again, I would read the last chapter and epilogue first, then start at the beginning Ranney does a great job of giving an intro to fluvial geological processes and synthesizing several theories into something comprehensible But it s really hard to follow At least it was for me He gives it to you in bits and pieces not chronological at all In fact, the only chronology he gives until the end are the chronology of theories about the canyon He does tie it all together at the end, but I wish I had used that last chapter and even concise epilogue as a reference.What it is not a descrip...

  5. says:

    I am a person that thinks I should be a geologist in my next lifetime In other words, have no geology background besidesroadside 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 not But I do know this.MANY of the things I knew nothing about There are some surprises in this book I enjoyed the snippets of photos and diagrams that aided appropriately to the ideas of uplift, faults, and various tributaries Certainly, the Tertiary time period was an exhausting one too bad the dinosaurs didn t get to see it Now that I ve read the booktime to go see the mov...

  6. says:

    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, stream piracy, knickpoint erosion, and stream integration it also delves into what was happening on a broader regional scale northeast flowing streams from the Mogollon Highland, the uplift of the Colorado Plateau, the destruction of the Mogollon Highlands and creation of the Basin and Range region, glaciers, faultin...

  7. says:

    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 la...

  8. says:

    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 dif...

  9. says:

    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 t...

  10. says:

    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 theor...

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