Geology of Utah

By Stokes, William Lee

ISBN 9780940378056

Price $25.00

Utah, the Beehive State, might also be called the Bedrock State. The exposed bedrock throughout the state offers unusual opportunities for the geologist and layperson to learn about the ancient past. More than 500 rock formations have been recognized within Utah. These rocks range in age from Precambrian at more than 2 billion years old to today's active sand dunes. The Colorado Plateau displays the world's best "layer-cake" geology with the formations mostly in the original horizontal positions. This book provides an overview of Utah's geologic history as preserved in its rock record.

William Lee Stokes studied the geology of Utah for more than 50 years and was a popular professor of geology at the University of Utah.